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San Francisco, Cal., January 4, 1908 

No. 1 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday bv the Proprietor. Fred- 
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All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
In the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

The Christmas trade was good all over the country. 

So! Mr. Ruef goes to jail. Just like any other malefac- 
tor, and now Schmitz will smile. 

Bourke Cochran is making slighting remarks ahout gov- 
ernor Hughes. This is too had. Also it increases our respect 
for Hughes. 

McCarthy has called the men back to work on the Mills 

building, and it is quite evident that the hold-up has. or has 
not, worked ! 

Walter Wellman is to try for the North Pole. Bryan is 

to I iv for the Presidency. Wellman will try with an airship. 
Bryan is also to use hot air. 

$50,000,000 a year for rivers and harbors for some years 

to come is the way Senator Newlands puts it. That is good news 
— for it is placing money in circulation ! 

Andrew Carnegie suggests a flexible currency. Look out. 

The Scotsman wants it legalized to pull the Government's leg 
whenever gamblers get into difficulty. 

Mrs. Leslie Carter is said to average one attachment paper 

every three days, according to an Eastern journal, and seems to 
thrive on the diet. Wonder how it affects her new and young 

A big golden eagle fell dead out of the skies lb" other day 

in Illinois, ft is suspected that be had just caught a glimpse 
of one of the pantalettes on the new coins and could not stand 
the shock. 

The very evident glee with which the average Pi 

tolls of other people's misfortunes is evidence to the effect that 

the daily press must be paving pretty poor salaries to the pushers 
of pencils and pens. 
Germany is going through a period of terrible suffering 

and Berlin seems to be bard hit. There IS aelual famine in the 

German capital, as far as the very poor is concerned. The 

Standing army curse is coming home to roost. 

'bin' labor unions arc opposed to the militia, and their 

opposition extends to the army of the United States. The thief. 
law-breaker and murderer object to the same things. Is it pos- 
sible that the labor union has found its affinity? 

Hughes, of Yew York, is coming to the front as I 

sible standard bearer for the Republican party. Taft - 
has no Favorite he desires to mention for Presidential h 
Tali i- :i most extraordinarily modest ami retiring citizen. 

Brown and Bartnett, waiting for trial, are being treated 

as if they bad already been convicted, li is stranj 
presumption of innocence does not entitle them to some slight 
eration, in view of the doubt that ea guilt. 

The quarrel between Doctor I miral Bro Wilson 

and the President reminds one of the row among the phys 

he proper diagnosis, and which was 
the patient died. In the meanwhile, the fleet is trailing 
south without a hospital tender. \ ' - recount, ami ma] 
that account, everybody was well on hoard, and Admiral 
was busy knitting a pretty bit of lingerie. 

Because of the fact that Secretary Loeb has been able to 

successfully negotiate all the curves and corners in the chief ex- 
ecutive's nature, it is said that he will, after the new adminis- 
tration takes office, be made president of a traction company. 

San Francisco offers groat inducements to any one who 

is willing to work, and the newspapers would do well to quit 
quarreling and advertise the fact broadcast. California will 
give larger returns to the agriculturist than any other land on 
earth. Keep a moving! 

It is high time that the severest penalties he attached to 

ruffians who attack people, after robbing them. On both sides 
of the bay this kind of crime is becoming altogether too frequent, 
and something must be done to strike terror into the hearts of all 
the criminals caught. 

The country in general has recovered somewhat from the 

financial slap administered by a few speculators, who under- 
stand the financial game much heller than our official financiers. 
Tt is high time the nalion boasted a bank establishment on solid 
foundation, such as the Bank of France, for instance. 

The evidence in the Yen Moltke-Zu Rulonhorg-Hnrden 

ease turns out to he an imperial white-wash of the very best qual- 
ity. Harden had better make tracks for some climate where his 
efforts will meet wilh approval. He is evidently not in high 
favor in court circles, ami court circles rule nil Germany. 

Great Britain has : , hornet's nest in the treaty with 

Japan. Oleums has practically notified the British that, excepl 
where il is specifically so stated in the treaty, the East shall be 
controlled by the Japanese in favor of the Japanese. On top 
of Ibis, the repre J the Canadian Government is sent 

home with a can tied to his tad. 

The open shop movement has reached Sacramento, and it 

is reported thai the railroad will make the first move. A local 
paper says that men will be gradually discharged, and later that 
their places will be filled by importations. Il is reported that 
an immense stockade ami bunk house is in the building back of 
the ah 

On account of the present high price of eggs in Gotham. 

some one suggests that, i- the roof gardens are oul of it. and 
doing little or no bue isily he converted into 

ies for the cultivation of eggs. Ii id that the 

roost,.,- be eliminated or hi- vocal chords cut. in order that the 
tenants may not be disturbed early mornii 

In the matter of the Californ - I posit and Trust 

Compai) i significant fact that the financiers are already 

iling a- to who shall be in charge of rehabilitation or re- 
■ iiip. If the securities are as valueless as the dailj 
would have the . lelieve, why make such frantic efforts 

i sinking or sunken ship to port? 

Awakening suddenly, it hat and that the p 

of school-children have been deviated to the private accounts or 

pockets of the members of M - ibinet, and may- 

m plush-lined box. Ir is stupidity pure 

• nous chance to emu- 

'. the fol' Ruef and the long-haired 

_;t did not dip often and deep. 

The mob in Biitish Polun rabjeet 

to an\ 'i San Francisco. It is up 

to the i ag (be big stick, or. failing this. 

II en hand and notify the Kane 

in order. 
to us '■> - .table ind : 

- d be folio 

Funston Grills Hearst. The Boston Traitors. 

National Storm Centers. 


W. Ii. Hearst 
Unfair House. 

One of the most blistering roasts 
ever administered to a newspaper is 
embodied in a letter that General 
Frederick Funston has sent to the 
city editor of the Examiner, and afterward made public. Of 
course, the Examiner conld not be fair enough to publish the let- 
ter; it will not do anything fair unless compelled to. an illumi- 
nating Instance of which was furnished in its abject apology to 
William Astor Chanler, who forced a retraction of libelous state- 
ments, with prison as an alternative. 

The article to which Funston justly takes exception was in the 
Examiner of December 21st. It was in the form of an inter- 
view with the General, who was persistently and maliciously mis- 
quoted from beginning to end of the alleged interview. Even the 
headings were misleading, having no connection with the body 
of the article, and making Funston's attitude toward the trouble 
at Goldfield appear entirely opposite what it really was. As Fun- 
ston says, he was correctly quoted in some respects, but in others 
his remarks were so distorted as to be hardly recognizable, '"while 
through the whole runs a constant insinuation that I had been 
bunkoed during the first few days of my stay at Goldfield by the 
mine operators and their friends." 

The Examiner did some of its usual "freak" work in connec- 
tion with this interview. On the first page, separate from the 
interview, if so garbled a report could be called an interview, 
General Funston is quoted in display type as saying that he did 
not believe that any necessity existed for keeping the troops in 
Goldfield throughout the winter. Funston asserts that he said 
no such thing. Moreover, although the display type freak was 
asserted by the Examiner to be a quotation from the interview, 
there was no such statement in the interview. It was manufac- 
tured out of nothing by the Examiner in its anxiety to stand in 
with the Goldfield miners. 

Funston endeavored in his interview to be absolutely fair to 
both sides, but the Examiner would not permit anything like 
this to happen. Throughout the interview, the constant insinua- 
tion is carried that Funston had no use for anybody at Goldfield 
except the Western Federation of Miners. He was made to dis- 
cuss the question' of guaranteeing the scrip, while in fact die 
subject was not mentioned. The Examiner quoted him as say- 
ing that the mine owners acted ill-advisedly in lowering wages 
when the troops came. He said that it was unfortunate that this 
had happened; but that was enough excuse for the Examiner to 
quote him as being opposed to the policy of (be mine owners. 

But the worst piece of dirty work 
A Garbled Interview. that the Examiner did in 'connec- 
tion with this outrageous affair was 
to print the following glaring headlines: "Roosevelt and Funston 
Decry Gall for Troops." ''Funston Declares Mine Owners Mis- 
stated Facts." 

As Funston says in his letter, these headlines were not justified 
even by the text of the garbled and distorted version of the in- 
terview. In this connection, he writes in a vein of deserved sar- 
casm : 

"Tour headline artist needs a rest badly; he is certainly 
worked too hard; it must be a terrible strain on a man to have 
to get up headlines that have no connection whatever with the 
text. Put him to running the elevator awhile. I am sure be 
would like the change." 

To cap all this, the Examiner put another idiotic headline 
over a pretended correction of this interview. Funston had writ- 
ten a moderately worded letter to the paper, asking for a correc- 
tion of the garbled interview. He received a telephone message 

from the Examiner asking if he wished the letter printed. He 
replied that he did, and thai ii could go in ;b a letter over his 
signature, or as an interview. Ii came oul as the latter, but shorn 
of everything that would go to show thai it was meant as a cor- 
rection of mis-statements. And over it was this lying headline: 

■■Funston Believes the Miners." 

General Funston is probably wrong in stating that the state- 
ments attributed to him are the invention of the reporter. The 
method on the Examiner is to have a reporter write an interview 
then the galaxy that shapes the policy of the Bheel gets together 
and doctors the statement to suit this policy. .More than one 
Examiner man has been enraged on picking up his paper in the 
morning at seeing some interview that he had turned in so 
garbled and twisted that he could hardly recognize it. That 
puts him in bad odor with the victim, who naturally attributes 
the wrong statements to the reporter. But people are learning 
that the paper is the offender. For that reason, there are many 
prominent men in San Francisco who will not give an Examiner 
man an interview on any important subject, and this is the only 
way to be safe from attack or misconstruction. General Funston 
says flat-footedly that no Examiner man shall ever gei another 
interview from him. So if you see a lot of abuse of the General 
in the Examiner, you may depend upon it that it is because he 
will not submit to the papers dirty tactii -. 

We all though! thai the incident of 
Tbaitokous Bostonese. the mustering out of several com- 
panies of color. i on account 
of the Brownsville affair had tx tn ong since closed. It has re- 
mained for Boston trouble makers to dig the whole thing up 
again in the shape of another airing hofore Congress. Boston 
is ever blatantly proclaiming its patriotism, vet Boston's long- 
haired cranks and faddists are the ones who have preached more 
treason in this country than any others since the Civil War. It 
was only recently that some of these Bostonians actually went so 
far as to circulate documents among the soldiers in the Philip- 
pines, urging them not to fight against the insurgents. Now the 
same class of persons appears in the role of disturbers of military 
discipline. In other lands, such mischief-makers would find 
themselves in front of a firim: squad, and rightly so. Erving 
Winslow, Atkinson and the editor of the Springfield Republican 
are responsible for the killiii" of manj patriotic Americans, jusl 
as guilty as if they had loaded the guns and pulled the trigger. 

Staff versus Line. All this pother about the rupture 

between Rear-Admiral W. H. 
Brownson and Surgeon-General Rixey, of the Navy, shows plainly 
that the old, old strife between Staff and Line will not down. It 
has broken out in a new place with all the virulence of the former 
war between the Line and the Engineering Corps, which was 
ended by the amalgamation of the two corps in 1S90. The 
Medical Corps is now embattled against the Line. 

The question as to whether a Line officer or a Surgeon shall 
command a hospital ship should not be very difficull of solution. 
As far as the management of the hospital itself is concerned, s 
surgeon should surely be supreme, but in supreme command of 
the ship herself, it is equally unquestionable that s Line 
should be placed. The practice of having a navigating captain 
and another captain over him, with no knowledge of seamanship, 
has been tried over and over again without success. The army 
transport service has been in constant turmoil from this pracl it e 
of having a sailor as navigating captain and a aoldier as military 
captain. It is embarrassing, and at times absurd. The move- 
ments of the hospital ship herself are regulated by the com- 

.Tamary 4, 1908. 


mander-in-chief of the fleet to which she is attached. Her captain 
should he a Line officer, skilled in navigation, in the handling 
and care of ships, and the maintenance 01 discipline. The senior 
surgeon on board should confine himself to the care of the sick 
and wounded. He will have his hands full with them. 

Let the Lino officer stick to the bridge and gun, the surgeon to 
the dispensary and operating table. The amalgamation of Lino 
and Engineer Corps made poor Line officers and poorer engineers 
as well. Specialists should be employed in their specialties. It 
is poor policy to breed discontent. 

with the chances of survival in favor of the socialistic dement. 
This does not necessarily mean the survival of the fittest. 

A Large Country. This country is so large that very 

few of us realize the questions that 
are agitating various sections. In Oklahoma we have a very 
burning issue in the color line. A paragrapher in the News Let- 
ter of some weeks ago professed not to understand the differ- 
ences that could arise in a State where the Cherokee and other 
Indians were received in the best society and where the negro 
was taboo. There is this difference: The Indian of Oklahoma is 
not to be compared with the Indians of other parts of this coun- 
try, and the Cherokee, notably, has always been an exceptional 
citizen, a better-behaved and more capable and virtuous man 
than his white neighbor. There is such a strong racial differ- 
ence that it is no wonder the Indian and the white have combined 
to object strenuously to the African, who has always been a dis- 
turbing factor, petty larcenist, a rapist and a never-do-well. 

On the Pacific Coast the Chinese 
On the Pacific Coast, and Japanese question is slumber- 
ing (and only slumbering) to gain 
renewed strength and to break out in riots and bloodshed. The 
cheap labor question is too handy an instrument for the politi- 
cian to make votes, and for the newspapers to make subscribers 
Statesmen argue this or that problem, from the broad abstract 
standpoint, and arrive at results that are theoretically splendid, 
but when these deductions are applied to actual practice, then 
Ihe people most affected refuse to look upon them in the abstract 
sense, but reason in the most concrete and persona] manner, 

sometimes to the confusi if the diplomat and to the physical 

agony of the poor Asiatic who may he the victim of differences 
of opinion. For instance, the stevedore in San Francisco would 
not understand, for one second, the drift of an argument that 
would go to show that eventually all nations will be mingled as 
one. and that it is only a question of time when all languages 
will lose their identity in one common tongue, that history 
will repeat itself, and that the races that have over-run the earth 
i'] "in one common root will eventually re-unite. That any at- 
tempt at establishing an imaginary boundary, beyond which one 

race shall not advance and enter the territory of another, m 
commerce, education, warfare, religion, literature and B 

customs, is puerile, and hut sets off the day of eventual com- 
mingling. Yet that is the ultimate destiny, and cannot be suc- 
cessfully denied. The everi n is bewildered before that 
kind of a reasoning or prospect, and LI is "after us. the de 
with him. for lie can the eye of sell alone, and it will 
lake generations to educate him to the full manhood that will 

come with the universal brotherh 1 of man. Ii is nol socialism,. 

but evolution. 

In Qoldfield there is another 
Another Storm Center, in the shap I unde- 

sirables called the "Western 
eration of Miners" and the "Independent Workers of tin' World." 
These disturbers of the peace have been practically ejected from 
Colorado and Idaho, have had control of Qoldfield and To 
tor a long time, and have extended the pro 
I'u 1 organisation to the "high grader-" or ore thieves. The In- 
depeiii rs openly ackno ire, but 

claim that, as socialists, the mi otitled to the p 

ild they dig from the ground. The "Western Federation" 

does not go quite so far, as i( is nol |re Ij to ickr 

the dominal lent among its membership, 

and because in its ranks it has some real Ante: 
that th laved from wi 

as th< 

ten quarrel among 
and are only in a 

owners or maiming or kill endent 

non-union workingman. Eventually, oue will d other. 

Milk is sophisticated and adulter- 
Milk Sophistications. ated in so many different ways thai 
it is difficult lo enumerate them all. 
One of the favorite tricks of milkmen is the heavy charging of 
milk with preservatives. Formaldehyde is used by many milk- 
men. This drug, even in an infinitessimal use, is highly injuri- 
ous, especially to infants. To detect its use, apply the following 
test, and having, ascertained the presence of this poison, put 
samples of the milk of various days in bottles, label them before 
witnesses, and take them to the City Board of Health, and de- 
mand action against the particular offender. It the Health 
Board does not act. quickly, take the case to the Mayor, and if he 
should refuse to act, then take your evidence to any reputable 
newspaper, and you may rest assured that the Mayor and the 
Board will be compelled in time to take action. 

"To detect formaldehyde in milk, place four teaspoonfuls in 
a cup with an equal amount of strong hydrochloric arid and a 
piece of ferric alum as large as a pinhead. Mix the liquids gen- 
tly. Then place the cup in a dish of boiling water and leave ii 
for live minutes. At the end of the time, formaldehyde, it pres- 
ent, will show the fact by causing the mixture lo turn a deep 

When Afong, the Chinese multi-mil- 
A Chinaman's Millions, lionaire of Honolulu, died, he left 

his greal estate to his widow, Mrs. 
Julia F. Along, in trust lor her children. Four of the thirteen 
daughters were content with ibis arrangement, but the remaining 
nine brought suit to restrain i heir mother Erom enjoying Ihe 
income on the trust property. Tin' contesl seemed likelj to be- 
come the mos! notable ever fought in a Hawaiian law c '1 bm 

was terminated lo an arrangemenl under which the daughters 
agreed io accept $400,000 eash, leaving undisputed possession of 
Ihe resl id' the estate lo their mother lor her lite. One of the 
daughters of ihe Afong family, all ol whom in well educated, 
married an Ann' d naval officer, who is m>« Rear-Admiral 

Whiting. Mrs. V aboul $30, I as her share. 

it known on wi 

I itb ol' \| rs. \ 00 ii rs the 

era will re _• amounts in addition to what they 

already have. 

3s it a Parallrl? 

There is an interesting and rag larallel in the present 

- on about tin- re-nOE of President Ro 

i Lincoh of 1864. Then the Democrats declared 

the "war a failure." ami Republican Lincoln to 

withdraw after he had I n nominated, ami for a 

"better man.'.' I of Mr. ] I heart 

he said : 

"They urge me with almost virulent la withdraw 

from tl l u unanimously nom 

in order to make roon et man. 1 wish I could. Per- 

haps some other man might do i i Hi an I. That 

i.t deny it 
is not here. And if I shou room for him, it 

is not at all sun- -pel 

- much more likely that 

-> who want 
me to make man who" 

n at all. My withdrawal the 
might, and probably would 

. hard to do my 
duty- -I 

to have -. ami who 

to know y what tie 

al that un- 
- rupulous onlj to keep my- 

self ir. 

me down ? I ho 
many people r g 

tion and da i 

: together as national her 


January 4, 1908. 

Let Us Keep the 
Fleet Here. 

The fleet should be kept in the 
waters of the Pacific Ocean. Here we 
have a long and undefended coast, 
with inadequate fortifications, and 
the fleet should remain, at least until the coast is fortified, from 
Puget Sound to San Diego. This will take a number of years. 
In the meanwhile, we should add to the facilities for repairing 
the vessels, by the building of the new navy yard at San Fran- 
cisco, as embodied in the bill presented by Congressman Hayes. 
There is no reason why the Mare Island yard should be aban- 
doned, and there is plenty of room and reason for another yard 
at San Francisco. 

In Idaho there is a growing senti- 
The Mormon. ment against the Mormon, and 

there is a very general movement to 
eliminate Mormonism. In addition to the kick of the ungentle 
Gentile, the Mormons themselves are torn asunder by schysmatic 
differences. The "Joseph ites" are opposed to the "Brighamites," 
and are carrying on active warfare against their co-religionists. 
There is a difference between the two sects. The "Josephites" 
do not believe that the "Brighamites," who are numerically 
stronger, are right in believing that. Brigham Young received 
a divine revelation or any other kind of heavenly message or 
revelation in 1852, or at any other date. Furthermore, they do 
not believe in polygamy. Otherwise, the beliefs of both are about 
the same. They call the mass of the Brighamites followers of 
a "polygamous, treasonable and law-defying hierarchy." The 
headquarters of the "Josephites" are at Lamoni, Iowa, and they 
have establishments in different parts of the United States, and 
large settlements in Idaho and Utah. Joseph Smith, the son of 
the prophet, is their apostle, and their church organization is 
not different' from that of the "Brighamites." In Iowa they are 
recognized as a power for good, and in Idaho and other States 
they are ranked as law-abiding and desirable citizens. 

The Gentile opposition to the Mormonism of the "Brigham- 
ites" in Utah is political rather than moral, but the moral rea- 
son is advanced because of the fact that the world at large would 
on no account recognize a political discrimination because of 
religious belief. The question of Mormonism, or, as it has 
come to be known, polygamy, is as old as the world, and the re- 
corded affairs of men, and is as far from being settled as it was 
in the days of the ancients. The institution of divorce is in a 
measure an acknowledgment that polygamy is right and proper, 
and is advanced by its defenders as a palliative to prevent the 
crime of bigamy or trigamy or any other old -iganiy. The 
solution of the question of polygamy lies in education, and not 
in politics or religion. If the majority of the world of men 
now believing, either openly or covertly, that polygamy is a right 
and proper thing, is to be converted to the observance of the 
written laws of modern communities, in spirit and in fact rather 
than in tacit acquiescence and secret non-conformance, it will 
have to be brought about by convincing the world of men that it 
is a question of hygienic science and of common sense, and not 
of politics or religion for these two forces, either alone or allied, 
have always failed in the attempt at breaching the polygamous 
Mormon citadel. The reform will have to come about among 
the Mormons themselves. In the meanwhile, the Mormon is mak- 
ing great strides in adding to his numbers and to the wealth of 
the church in Mexico, Idaho, New Mexico and Arizona. It must 
be admitted that the reason for this increase is due to a very 
rational observance of religious customs and the light demands 
in cost of maintenance or religious observance made by the 
church upon the people of the Mormon faith. Duties are levied 
with the greatest of care and the lightest hand, and the Mormon 
is left a wonderful liberty of choice and freedom in his daily 
life. Apart from the repugnant practice of polygamy, openly 
and acknowledged, and which is now but little practiced, the 
Mormon is an exemplary citizen. The greatest objection to him 
is his blind allegiance to his church, and sometimes, as has been 
shown in the past, to the loss of the Eepublic. The Mormon, 
however, is not standing still any more than the Catholic or the 
Protestant or the Christian Scientist or the Jew. Religion, 
with all sects, is fast becoming a secondary consideration in°life' 
and, with many of these, it is like the household cat, accorded 
decent treatment because the children and the women of the 
house find some little amusement and comfort in it. The Mor- 
mons demonstrated this change in the Spanish-American war by 
sending their sons out to fight for the flag. 

It cannot be said that this devotion to country before religion 
is formidable or predominant, because we have in Utah the old 
bigot among the Mormons who takes literally the oath adminis- 
tered in the Endowment House : 

"We and each of us will not cease to importune High Heaven 
for vengeance upon this nation for the blood of the prophets 
who have been slain. 

"We will teach our children and our children's children to 
the same effect." 

There are thousands of Mormons who are -to-day in actual re- 
bellion against the United States, in thought, if not in fact. This 
does not prove that there is no hope for their ultimate reform, 
and it will come, as we have said, from the inside. It must come 
from the inside, for to attack them for political or religious rea- 
sons brings the women and the children in fanatical zeal to the 
assistance of the beleaguered apostles. 

As the News Letter said last week, 
The Return of Good Hard Times is a good deal the erca- 
Ti.mi;s. ture of a sicklied imagination. 

Brood long enough over troubles, 
and you will assuredly bring them numberless company. The 
bankers of the country became alarmed, and, by their own ac- 
tions, they brought on a belief in a coming panic. Their idea 
was to contract all loans, to call in all credits, and in every way 
to handicap the transaction of business by throwing doubt on 
the most open and clearly honest operations. It is difficult to 
suggest a cure for the bankers shivers. Every panic, of long or 
short duration, has been aggravated by the actions of the bank- 
ers themselves. Luckily, the country was soon made "wise" to 
the fact that the late financial scare was largely fictitious, and 
the money kings in charge of our large New York financial in- 
stitutions, came out of their blue funk, and are now behaving 
like rational and sane beings. Business is gradually resuming 
its normal condition, and if the merchant and the public, upon 
whom lie is dependent, will only persevere in their hopeful and 
optimistic course, we shall soon have the old time prosperity 
with us as a welcome guest. Let us make prosperity a permaneni 
feature of affairs. 

Withdrawing the 
Tkoopb an Error. 

Senator Newlands has come to the 
rescue of Governor Sparks, and is 
asking for the retention of troops at 
the great gold camp of Nevada. 
There is a probability as we go to press that the Senator's de- 
mand, coupled as it is with the assertions of reasonable and law- 
abiding men, will be granted, and that the troops will remain in- 
definitely. This is as it should lie. It must not be inferred 
that the News Letter endorses all of the actions of the mine own- 
ers in the management of affairs at Goldfield. It is realized that 
the mine owners themselves have, at times, acted in the most ar- 
bitrary and tyrannical manner, and that, in this last instance, 
they have not pursued the wisest course in managing the situa- 
tion. The troops are there (o see that the law is obeyed, by the 
mine owner and the laborer. 




No Branch Stores. No Agents. 


We have studied up the standard of ready-made clothes 
to the highest point. Every minor detail is watched in 
every garment that has our label. Furthermore, we stand 
behind our clothes for quality, make and honest value. 

Jou don't stand a ghost ot .1 .-ha • to be dissatisfied 

when you trade here. Our volume of business indorses 
our methods. 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

Jakuam I. 1908. 


'tkm-deCncrtyfhofc'dcvil Mi Umt~ 
'Qoc tbat yriUpIay the tfevil.sir, wHi/ca 


All his life in a union shop he earned his daily bread; 
They buried him in a union grave, when the union man was 

He had a union doctor, he had a union nurse, 
He had a union coffin and he had a union hearse. 

They put him in a union grave, when he was good and dead; 
They put up a union monument just above his head. 

And then he went to heaven, but to stay he didn't care; 

He kicked because he said that some non-union men were there. 

He then went down to the other place, and there produced his 

Then Satan threw an earnest face and studied good and hard. 

His hands did rub 'til he thought he'd 
Why. this is an open 

And then he laughed, 
never stop, 
"Lord bless your soul," said Beelzebub 

"Perils of a sense of humor to a man eager to get on," 

was the text for an editorial preachment in an evening paper the 
other day. Boiled down, the idea ii contained was the happiness 
a man enjoys in failing to see just how big an ass he makes of 
himself when everybody else does. To illustrate the editorial, the 
paper printed on the same page its "idea of a eo littee to wel- 
come the fleet," which consisted of: Edward 1!. Taylor, Rudolph 
Spreckels, James D. Phelan, Andrew Fuxuseth, Francis .1. 
Heney, Michael Casey, Charles \V. Cohh, Charles II. IJenfloy. 
Raphael Weill, - J. W. Sweeney, Thomas W. Hickey, William 
Denman, Frank H. Dunne, William P. Lawlor, M. ('. Sloss, 
James Rolph, Matt I. Sullivan, E. S. Simpson, W. (I. Stafford, 
Fred 6. Sanborn, B. P. Oliver. .1. V. Coffey, all most estimable 
gentlemen, sometimes, and any of them capable of assisting in 
the worthy cause of extending the city's glad hand to Admiral 
Bob Evans. But the sky-scraping gall of carrying the hue prose- 
cution into an event such as our welcome to the Heel, ought to be 
could only come from a brain lost to all sense of humor. The 
paper has the modesty to omit its own "Dome-like editor," and 
an ingratitude to leave out Burns and the Supervisors who 
made it. possible for some of those distinguished names to be- 
come great. Verily, there are perils in the sense of humor. 

It lias reached mj ears from a reliable source in Washing- 
ton that the Federal authorities are nol going t" cease their land 
fraud prosecutions with the big offenders, hut are going after 
the small fry as well. I am told thai in many Western States. 
and especial!] in California, there has been extensive land-grab- 
bing by Take homesteaders who. by means of manufactured tes- 
timony and other unlawful methods, are ati secure public 

lands, and in some rases have already secured them, not to re- 
side upon them, hut to sell them at a handsome profit when 
patented, all of which is in direct violation of law. Many bona 
tide settlers are thus cheated out of desirable homes by the thiev- 
ing speculators. The Land Office, under Secretary Qarfiel 

is preparing to go after these folk. 1 hear, with the big 
stick of criminal prosecution. It is the Interior Departmi 
tention to protect the interests of the bona tide homi • 
against the fakes. 

1 am told that George W. Wittman has do 

from the blow given him by the refusal of the administration to 
make him Chief of Police when Dinan was kicked out. Wittman 
is said to have offered to immolate himself on tl 'ii< he- 

loved city when the downfall of Dinan occurred. But Wittman. 
in spi ■ himself in his 

did not look good to the representatives of clean municipal Gov- 
ernment Wittman will probably continue to expend 
in private life. and. although lie is i rug improvement on 
there are some things in connection with the assessments on cribs 
not yet forgotten. 

H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer gr* Fine Novelties, oMaker gf Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty. 

What a tragic moment the new Grand Jury had when 

William Hoff Cook, Assistant District Attorney, opened, with 
theatrical effect, the tin box of love letters, discovered in Robert- 
sou's deserted home. It is to laugh, as they say in vaudeville. 
And yet, in these gladsome Christmas holidays, there is a vein 
of seriousness in it. The high-handed methods of the graft 
prosecution have set a pace in local pursuit of crime which lesser 
Burnses and Heneys may not follow with entire safety to justice. 
Berkeley has just gone through an illustration of the dangers 
of would be Burnses and Heneys. If we are to win the good opin- 
ion of all men as a city big enough to cleanse itself of graft and 
criminal banking, it must be by dignified and orderly means. 
Hysterics have no place in our courts, and should have no place 
in the District Attorney's office. 

While on the subject of hysterics, a word to the twelve thou- 
sand unfortunate depositors in the defunct bank may do no harm. 
It is only a few months since the chief business of a lot of lawyers 
was to collect assessments from holders of insurance policies for 
tses iu collecting their money. Depositors arc quite as apt 
to he protected in court as they are in the hands of a committee, 
even though composed of reputable business men and distin- 

The Board of Dental Examiners has done i g I piece of 

work in causing the arrest of several men who are practicing 
dentistry without a license. The arrests were made through the 
instrumentality of several girls, who went to these quack dentists 
and had work done, a witness watching the work and the accept- 
ance of pay nt lor it. Here's hoping that these quacks will 

not only he driven out of business, hut punished imposi- 

tion they have been working on the public. Inestimable harm 
Qe by these charlatans, many of whom are mere hut- 
with little or no dental skill. The big, glaring dental par- 
lors are full of these amateurs, who will attack any kind of a job, 
and who generally leave the patients far worse olT than when 
they conic into the shop. 

The comic seriousness given by the pi - retary 

1 inbition for a Presidential Domination re- 

minds me of the Irish policeman's letter to his father back in 
I country: "Come over to America ; it's a gTeat country, and 
mighty small men get offii e." 



La Questa 


Served at Fairmont Hotel, St. Francis, Hotel 
Rafael and the Clubs 



McCAW BROS., 401 Devisadero 
L. D McLEAN Co., 1 130 Sutter 

Produced by E. H. RIXFORD. Kohl BaDding 



!•)•!• J." J.«J.» .l»J»J»J.»l.»J»J.«j.»l.»J.«J»J.»J».l»J.«).»JI»J»J»J»J»J»»i»J»l»l."<S •JgWJ." 

The News Letter published, in its last issue, the first install- 
ment of the poem, the last installment being given in this issue. 

requiring a di ■. Send in the name that suggests itself to you 

as the most appropriate, and receive the News Letter free Eor one 
year — providing yours is the best suggestion. — Bditoe. 

(Please make the following corrections in your copj of the 
poem: Second line, first stanza, substitute "of" for K or." Fourth 
fine, first stanza, "men" for n 
Sinai for Sanai. ) 

Third line, third stanza, 

As fearless mariner on trackless 3ea 
Undoubting follows needle's magic point, 

So duty follnw we on dial plate 

Of Conscience, moving in the calm, the storm, 

In prosperity, in adversity, 

In sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy. 
A beacon light she is, to guide our bark, 
Into the harbor safe: not siren song 
Alluring to dishonor and to wreck. 

The world at shrine success does prostrate fall. 
O'er grave of Failure ruthless walks. 
Forgetful of the humble sacrifice. 
or valor and of blood thai made Success. 
Respect the grave in which a failure rests; 
For Failure may have breasted beating heart, 
Whose honest purpose did the angels charm; 
The sacred source of Justice move and thrill. 

Truth pierces cerement cloth and shrouding sheet 

And, rolling stone away, ascends from tomb. 

Caiphas, High Priest, seemed to be success. 

As He of Nazareth in anguish passed 

From gloomy garden of Gethsemane 

To crown of thorn on Calvary's cruel cross. 

For sentiment divine His life Christ gave, 

From sepulchre His gentle spirit rose, 

More 'live, more loved, the ages to illume; 

To warm with glow of an eternal hope; 

And the Divinity of Man proclaim. 

From fagot's fire, from stretch of tortuie's rack, 

Hath come That which the world to-day inspires. 

Although Man's roll of Fame bears not our name. 

We have great, the noblest work to do; 

A mind to crown, a heart to glorify ; 

More lasting substance than the canvas white ; 

Material more pure than marble cold; 

In shaping this material divine 

We may to brightest fame on Earth attain. 

Or Glory which the Heaven's Seraphs sing. 

\ ii nu Arena's sands, not on the course 

Before a Caesar and applauding throng 

S, muds Duty's trumpet in its loudest lone. 

But in the silence of Vocation's call: 

Within the rest, the sanctity of El 

1 n (idly, stony path of daily care; 

In tin' monotony of daily toil: 

In struggle and in strife of spirit proud; 

Resisting Penury, Neglect and Pain; 

Unrealized Ambition cherished long ; 

In sacrifice performed without a rite, 

Where swings no censer and where chants no priest. 

To live the simple and the serving life: 

To win approval of our inner self; 

'I o gain the grat itude of fellow man ; 

To give to him who is a-hungered meat; 

To give to him who is a-thirsty drink; 

To clothe tin' naked and to heal the sick : 

From bruised and bleeding heart extract tin- thorn 

In dry and withered heart make flower bloom — 

The highest Glory is. and it shall wear, 

On perfect Brow, the richest Diadem. 

Something New 

Sultan Turkish Baths 

624 Post St., occupying 7 story Class-A Building 

c_,4n European Bathing institute where 
you can have a bath and enjoy every- 
comfort ?f the club. 

.1 ivnuv I, 1908. 



'ffrctwr no wand but Pfaasurnr 

— *5an> IDooiT 

Victor Herbert wrote "The Wizzard of the Nile" in 1895, and 
he was an interesting beginner then in the making of operettas. 
Victor Herbert wrote "The Tattooed Man" in 1907, and now he 
is established as the ablest composer in America of musical 
plays. Both pieces were written for Frank Daniels, who is star- 
ring this season in the latter attraction, under the management 
of Charles Dillingham. "The Tattooed Man" is the develop- 
ment of all that is most capable in Victor Herbert, and the book 
by Harry B. Smith is worthy of companionship with the music 
of the eminent composer. The fun is so fast that it is difficult 
to keep up with it. and the songs are of the sort that the public 
has come to associate with Frank Daniels's successes. The best 
of these are "You Can't Beat a Tattooed Man.*' "Omar Khay- 
yam.'* "Take Things Easy," and "Nobody Loves Me." ami local 
audiences will gel; a chance lo listen to them at the Van Ness for 
(wo weeks beginning January 20th. 

Mr. E. 1 >. Price, the able and accomplished director of the 
Bureau of Publicity and Exploitation for Mr. A. Brady's theatri- 
cal enterprises, writes me from New York (hat four of the 
Brady, ami Brady & ('rimes enterprises, will he seen ill San 

Carter J)e Haven, w pear in the title role of "George 

Washington, •//■.." at the Novelty Theatre, commencing Sunday 
night, January 5th. 

Francisco and Oakland during the present season. ''Way Down 
East" is due in San Francisco January r.'th. Grace Geot 

"Divorcons," in which she has mole a splendid impression 

throughout this country and London, is due at the Van Ness 
Theatre February 13th. she also plays in Oakland, and then 
goes South, and hack by way of Denver and Kansas City, to 

men! at the I 

Opera House on Ea«t< r Monday. She is fairly entitled to rank 

j- out repn one. 1 saw hei 

:h her charm and (io> 
* » * 

of "Way Down East," and joint 
partner with William A. Brad] in "The Man of the Hour." are 
both Californians, ami If r. B. D. P wnts 

ire the tire. They know 

the pulse of lb. 

» » » 

The members of (he League of the Cross Cadets Band - 
the kind and tru feel for their leader, l£r. 

Henry Von der Mi hden, by presenting him with a walrus leather 
music case, suitably engraved upon a s,.ii,i silver plate. Ap 
: in iv lx' mentioned that upon gbt of the band's 

. igemenl at 
. .i M . \ on der M - leader 

and a man, and presented him with enir to 

rommemora - ■ areer. 

The League nl 

band during the 


Harry Benham as Robin 
the Dovi in Henry n 

iit. January 6th. 

Burns Hammam Baths 

One on O'Farrell at, Fillmore 
One, Eddy at* Van Ness 

Open Day »nd Night 



January 4, 1908. 

Robert Mantell, with a repertoire of eight Shakespearean 
parts, is now in Texas. He will return to New York, and start 
from there on an extended Western tour in April. He is due in 

San Francisco the middle of May. 

* * * 

"The Man of the Hour," which has passed its 500th perform- 
ance at the Savoy in New York, and is being played by three 
touring companies, will arrive in San Francisco March %%&.. 

* * * 

George M. Cohan's most famous success of the past two sea- 
sons, "George Washington. Jr.," will be presented here by "The 
Cuban and Harris Comedians," at the Novelty Theatre for two 
weeks commencing this Sunday night, January 5th. For two 
years, its music has been popular with local play-goers, and its 
approaching engagement is being looked forward to with unusual 
interest. So great has been its success since its first production 
that it has only been presented in seven cities up to this season. 
Five nionihs of this time it was played in New York, and over 
six months in Chicago. The complete original production will be 
seen here, while the cast will include most of the original com- 
pany. Carter De Haven, a young comedian with a big reputa- 
tion, is playing the title role. Other members of the company 
arc Willis P. Sweatnam, Jack Rafael, well known in San Fran- 
cisco, Flora Parker. Leona Anderson, many other favorites, an I 
a chorus more noted for its beauty and singing and dancing abil- 
ity than for numbers. 
The musical numbers which Mr. Cohan has written for this 

piece are not interjected without consistent reason, but he 

contrary are given a coherent place in the story, and really is iu 
its telling. Several of these numbers are "The Grand Old Flag," 
"Virginia," "Tie was a Wonderful Man," "If George Wash 
Should Come to Life," "I'll he There with the Bells On," "The 
Wedding of the Blue and the Gray," and "Never Been Over 


* * * 

Henry W. Savage's revival of Pixley and Luders' musical 
fantasy, "Woodland," will be the next attraction al the Van 
Ness Theatre, opening their two weeks' engagement Monday 
evening. Gustav Luders, the composer, never wrote more tune- 
fully than in his "Woodland" score, while Frank Pixley hit a 
most happy idea in taking birds of the forest as the characters 
for a dainty comedy of love and war. 

"Woodland" is wholly different from anything in the comic 
opera line hitherto seen on the American stage. It breathes the 
very spirit of the woods, and in pictorial effeci and musical 
expression is unique and pleasing. 

The company Mr. Savage has provided is said to be an excel- 
lent one, headed by George W. Leslie, who lias scored quite a 
hit in the comical Blue Jay. Others of prominence in the casl 
arc Mary Quive, a sister of Grace Yon Studdiford, the Nightin- 
gale, and Hazel Cox, a young woman with a rich sopr i voice, 

who is heard to advantage as Prince Eagle. 

* * * 

No effort in the Alcazar's history has met with more unquali- 
fied success than "The Sign of the Cross." Press ami public 

have united in pronouncing it the si perfect producti I a 

great play ever recorded in a stock theatre. Arid the result of 

this noteworthy endeavor is a demand for seats thai c pels the 

management to keep the splendid drama on the boards for an- 
other week. 

"Resurrection," the play adapted from Counl Tolstoi's story 
of the same title, will follow "The Sign of the Cross." and it. 
too, promises to be a meritorious production, in as much as the 
artistic and mechanical forces of the theatre have two weeks in 
which to prepare it. 

The programme at the Orpheum for the week beginning this 
Sunday matinee will be headed by Mile. Eug.-nie Fougere, the 
exquisite Parisienne chanteuse and danseuse, who i- al thi 

zenith of her fame, and has only recently left her name 1 L 

where her enormous popularity still continues, ami she is ad- 
mitted to be unrivaled. Gus Edward-' Schoolboys and Girls will 
appear in what is styled as a young comic opera in one act, en- 
titled "School Days." "School Days" has the reputation of being 
a merry, melodious act, and always popular. Ralph Johns 
a marvelous bicyclist; Mullen and Corelli, two famous gro- 
tesques and acrobats, and George Wilson, who as a minstrel has 
been making the American public laugh for man, pears, ai 
sure to be warmly welcomed. Lillian Burkhart. appropriate!} 

styled "the lady dainty of vaudeville." will play a return en- 
gagement, which will positively be limited to next week only. 

An announcement of unusual interest to society and musical 
folk is that of a concert to be given by Alice Basnett Montague 
at the Century Club Hall, corner of Sutter and Franklin streets, 
Tuesday evening. January 1 tth. Mrs. Henry B. Montague, as 
she is better known to a multitude of friends, is possessed of a 
rich mezzo-soprano, and has just returned from a trip abroad, 
where she lias Keen studying with 'Mine. Marches] and other dis- 
tinguished cultivators of the coice. She has prepared a pro- 
gramme of peculiar charm, including songs by Handel, Schubert, 
Donizetti, Ponchielli and Saint-Saens, and will be assisted by 
Mr. Nathan Landsberger, Hie well known violinist, Mr. Wallace 
A. Sabin, organist, and Mr. Frederick Maurer, Jr., accompanist. 
This will be the first time thai Mrs. Montague has sung in public 
since her return to America, and she will undoubtedly be greeted 
by a large and cultured ami en,.-. 1,'e.ei-ved Beats will be ready 

al the music house of Eohler & Chase, e er of Sutter ami 

Franklin streets, Saturday morning, January 11, at nine o'clock. 

New Alcazar Theatre 


BELASCO * MAYER. Owners and Mutineers. Absolutely "'Class A" Balldfog 

jtrJ week of the New Alcazar Stock Company, commencing Mon- 
day, January 6th. 
Second and last week 

Biggest hit in the Alcazar's history. 

Prices— Nights, 25r. to $1; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 25c. 

to 50c. 
Monday, January 13— "Resurrection," adapted from Tolstoi's masterpiece. 

Van Ness Theatre 



GOTTLOB. MARX * CO . Pro pi tnd Men Phono Markol 600 

Two weeks beginning January 6ih. Matinee Saturday only. 

Offers the k'*- J 'n of all musical comedies 

By Pixley and Luders. Beautiful music. Rich scenic accessories. An exquisitely 
costumed chorus. Special orchestra. 
81.50, $1.00. 75c. 50c. 



Beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matinee every day. 

EUGENIE FOUGERE, Parsienne Chanteuse and Danseuse; Gus Edwards School 
Boys and Giils: Ralph Johnstone. Mullen and Corelli: George Wilson: Juggling 
McBanns; Arlington Four; New Orpheum Motion Pictures. Return fur one week 
only of the "lady dainty of vaudeville" Lillian Burkhart: presenting her success 

lul playlet. "A Deal on Change." 

Prices— Evenings, lOc, 25c, 50c. 76c. Box seats, $1.00. 
Matinees (except Sundays and holidays), 10c, 25c, 50c. 
Phone WEST cooo. 

Novelty Theatre 



Two weeks beginning Sunday night, Jan. 5th, 
Geo. M. Cohan's National S"ni: Show 

Patriotic Thrill Set t.i Cohan Music. Enlivened by Cohan Fun. Carter DeHa en- 
Flora Parker. Willis P. Sweatnam and a great cast and chorus. 
Prices $1.50, $1.00, 75c. 50. 
Matinee Saturday only . 


Organist of St. Dominic's Church, and the Temple Sherith Israel. 

Teacher ol Singing, Pianoforte, Organ, Harmony and Composition. 

New Studio— 2517 California Street. 

Hours, 10 to 12, and 2 to 4 dally, except Saturdays. 


Telephone Kearny 377 


Barth $ Co. 




Eastern Stocks and Bonds 


California St. 



January 4, 1908. 

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Ready Money 

What is Ready Money? Money that is ready when it is needed. 

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over-invested their capita] and are short of cash. 

Most rich men have money, but few have ready money. 

Many a rich man mortgages his office building or home so as to have more capital to use in his various enterprises. 
Every such mortgage should be guarded by life insurance. 

Credit is the soul of trade. Most successful business men have large outstanding obligations; not; from necessity, 
lull because il is profitable. But every man thus situated is exposed to certain perils unless he carries insurance for a 
large amount in such a company as Hie Equitable. 

Whenever a man assumes an obligation which depends in any degree upon the continuance of bis life be should 

That prominent business rj recognize the merits of the Equitable Standard Policy is attested by the following 

list of applications recently received for Slmidard. policies for sfoO, 000.00 and over: 

! Appliration for $400, 1.00 

2 for $350,000.00 

; for 


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1 for 190,000.00 

1 for 

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4 Applications for 150,000.00 

1 for 139,000.00 

1 for 


1 Application for 120, 1.00 

23 for 1oii.oiiii.oii 

1 for 


1 Application for 90,000.00 

1 for 85,000.00 

% lot 


i Applications for ?5,000.00 

:; For 70,000.00 

I for 

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,-> Applications for 65, i. oil 

:, f,,r 60,000.00 

I for 

6 : 100.00 

\n.| Eorty-one application- for $50, aeh. 


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men thai accumulate fortunes die poor ami leave Heir families in straitened circumstances? Besides, a Standard 

Equitable P»li< y (whether il is a necessity or noi ) is a 2 1 asset. It furnishes a safe channel for the investment of 

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penses. These arc some of the reasons wh\ thi nen insure their livs for the largesl amounts. 


Then you need life insurance now to proteel those dependcnl upon you, should von die prematurely, and yo 
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For full Lrs of tin- Kciicii "Standard po fill oul and mail, a- addressed, Ihe al- 
ia, bed pon 

.1. .1/. SHIELDS, Manager. 

Na in f 



January 4, 1908. 


■■■-'*■ • >-■•.-,•■ -- ' •■ -^ "•- ■ ■ • •- 

If — when the time comes round again 

For polities to rack the brain; 

If — when that time comes round; I say, 

A man in public life to-day, 

Who to Manila lately went, 

Shi uld be the choice for President : 

There's one whose name rhymes well with era ft. 

W mid for sheer joy go nearly daft. 

1 1 — when the time comes round again 
For politics to rack the brain : 
If — when that time comes round, I say, 
A man in public life to-day, 
An icicle congi aled and bent, 
Should be the choice for President; 
Methinks the snows of winter will 
Embrace us in a deadly chill. 

Tin' moralists and social reformers who deplore pugilism and 
denounce the gentle art. of fisticuffs as brutalizing and degrading, 
have received a short-arm jolt, and the science of self-defense 
with the weapons of nature has been given a boost by the "gentle- 
man pug." .lames Edward Britt. 

Handsome James has flown to the rescue of beauty in distress. 
He has thrashed a bully who struck a woman, and is now a can- 
didate for canonization by the Ladies' Aid Society and sewing 
circles of the country. 

It all came about through the engaging ways of James Ed- 
ward. He has a reputation as a breaker of hearts as well as of 
heads, and it was while breaking one of the former that he was 
called upon to break the latter. 

Britt has been sojourning in Honolulu for some weeks, with 
Mike Fisher's baseball aggregation, and has made a hit, especi- 
ally with the dark-eyed beauties of Hawaii. His handsome figure 
and flow of language have both proved irresistible, and James 
Edward has been "it" since he arrived in the islands. 

A couple of nights ago the prize-fighter was standing on the 
street corner in the wee sma' hours, debating whether to go 
home or to have one more, when a lady and her escort passed. 
Both were of decided brunette cast. The lady's eyes fell upon 
James Edward, and it was all off. He had won once more. 

Deaf to the protests of her companion, she stopped and en- 
tered into conversation with Britt. She had met her affinity. 

But the lady's escort was riled. He waxed wroth. He ob- 
jected. And then he slapped the lady. 

That was too much for the gentleman pug, and he cleared 
decks for action. When the dust of battle rose, the woman- 
beater lay stretched out on the ground, where he took the count. 
And the lady was clinging tearfully to the manly arm of James 
Edward. • 

* * * 

An aggregation of five hundred drunkards sat down to an un- 
expected Christmas dinner in Los Angeles last week. Dr. F. F. 
Yoakum, brother of the President of the Rock Island Railroad, 
was the host of the occasion. For Iwo days previous to Christ- 
mas, the emissaries of the physician were busily engaged in 
gathering together the flotsam and jetsam of humanity. In Hie 
resort of Billy the Mug, in the dive of Three-fingered Jack, in 
the "joints" where slant-eyed Chinamen dispense unknown con- 
coctions at the rate of two drinks for five cents, they found their 
guests. Perhaps some fleeting memories may have been recalled 
by some of the drink-cursed derelicts of other and better days; 
perhaps some vows, however faint, were registered to reform ; 
perhaps some gleam of hope was brightened and enlarged at this 
novel banquet table; or perhaps some embittered outcast, tor- 
hired at the unexpected sight of such a feast, became more venge- 
ful against the social order than before. Whatever the result, 
the motive is entirely admirable. It is related of Cato, the elder, 
that after forty years spent in debauchery, he reformed and be- 
came a model citizen. Such cases are almost as rare, however, 
as a white blackbird. When a man has passed the meridian in 
excesses, alcoholic or otherwise, it is a hard task to reform, and 

the individual capable of accomplishing the feat is well worth 


* * * 

At a recent meeting of the Public utilities Committee of San 
Francisco, Matt Sullivan, a Supervisor, suggested that the New 
City Hall should be a commercial structure, ten stories high, 
flush with Market street, and containing the civic departments, 
jails and Hall of Justice. Of course, this scheme, if carried 
into effect, would necessitate the destruction or removal of the 
Lick statuary, but in the opinion of the commercially-minded 
Supervisor Sullivan, "this is not good to look at." Doubtless its 
removal need not cause serious regret. But though Americans 
belong to a commercial nation, and are prone to regard the finan- 
cial side of things, it is not probable that the citizens of San 
Francisco will consent to have a City Hall that is merely utili- 
tarian and possesses no elements of architectural beauty. Their 
general sentiment will probably be in favor of a structure which, 
while providing suitable space for the business to be transacted 
there, will also have some architectural pretensions, and be at 
least in some degree an ornament to the city. 

The City Architect suggests a building of four stories erected 
on the old site, and containing the purely civic departments only. 
He suggests another and separate building for the city jail, the 
prison and the Hall of Justice. A former Chief of Police of 
San Francisco said thai most citizens do not like to have the 
prison in the same building as the Civic departments. He sug- 
gested (hat the County .lail should be contiguous to the Hall of 
Justice, being connected with it by a "Bridge of Sighs." as in 

New York: and that the City Prison should lie on the lop II ■ 

of the Hall of Justice, this arrangement being more conducive 
to cleanliness and sanitation than iiiv other. 

* * * 

An estimable San Francisco girl -of twenty, who attempted I" 

commit suicide the other day, epigrammatically gave a reporter 
a reason for her act. "Ibsen, Shaw and idleness." she said, led 
her to the almost fatal step. Truly a bad mixture I'm- a girl of 
twenty. She might stand the Ibsen and Shaw if the doses wore 
interrupted by work that would busy her brain and keep it in ,i 
healthful condition. But at the best, Ibsen and Shaw are not 
the right sort of stuff for a girl to read. With her unformed 
mind, will) her faith in the written word, with her belief that 
what is printed must necessarily be true, the writings of these 
two men cannot help being harmful. She cannot analvze them 
as can a person of mature mind, who has had experiences in life, 
who has seen that there are other things besides shadows, who 
knows not only that what is written is not always true, but that 
often the writers do not believe it is true. To one such. Ibsen 
and Shaw are delightfully entertaining. He knows that Shaw 
writes with his tongue in his cheek, that Ibsen chose to H rite only 
of the dark side of life. And how beautifully, how artistically, 
how charmingly he did it — -which makes him all the more dan- 
gerous to the young mind. And Shaw, too. With his Irish wit, 
he can make all sacred things ridiculous, make our ideals seem 
but trumpery; with his turn for paradox, his inverted logic, he 
can convince the young mind not only 'that wrong is right, ami 
right wrong, but that there is neither right nor wrong. The 
shafts of his ridicule puncture shams, but his twisted mind sets 


Clarets CS, Sauternes 




Charles Meinecke & Co. 

Agents Pacific Coast 

San Francisco 

January 4, 1908. 



up falsi: standards. When young folks accept them, or when they 
believe that all women are Noras and Mrs. Advings, they are very 
api I" gel morbidly thinking thai life isn't worth the living. So 
yon wIki have young people in yonr family keep Shaw and [bsen 
and Maeterlinck and the whole unwholesome tribe away from 
them; or if that cannot be done, read what they have written in 
company with your sons and daughters — especially with tb" 
daughters -and point on; their fallacies. 

* * * 

It was one of the most remarkable comedies of errors on record 
that occurred recently in San Francisco, and its consequences 
were more or less costly to all parties concerned. I withhold the 
real names at the earnest request of one of the victims, who told 
me the story. Due of the actors in the comedy was A, a profes-, 
sional man,, who sent a rather lengthy telegram to B, hut A neg- 
lecting to pay for it, B had to pay the charges, which he did, and 
overlooked A's neglect. Then the trouble commenced. Four 
days later, A received a box by express, ('. (>. I). A paid the 
charges, hut found that the box contained a mass of nuts anil 
bolts, for which be had no earthly use A at once saw in this 
B's revenge for the "collect" telegram, but the express charges 
were nearly live limes as great as the telegraph charges. Of 
course, A had to get even by sending the same box back lo B. also 
C. 0. I >. Then A got another C. 0. 1). box of hardware, and still 
another, which he promptly shipped in turn to B, also 0. 0. D. 
Two days later, A and B met on the street. B was extremely cor- 
dial, which nettled A considerably. In two minutes, A found thai 
B had not sent him the boxes. It. was an embarrassing moment, 
but mutual explanations soon smoothed things nut between A 
and B. The question both asked was. How did il happen? They 
made inquiries that same day, and ihe whole thing was cleared 

by the discovery of (', a hardware jobber, who bad received an 

order from 1), who happened to have Ihe identical name as \. 
C had lost D's address, but finding A's name in the old, anle- 

earthquake directory, and seeing thai his address was in the un- 
burncd district, had shipped D's supplies in A. It never occurred 
to C, who lives out of town and rarely visiis this city, lo in. the 
telephone directory of 1907. Of course, <'. through his local 
agent, squared things with A and 1'., bul il was exciting while it 

lasted, and D finally got his hardware, too. 

* * * 

Since holidays are quite the fashion in this stale, ihe (;,. 
should be asked to proclaim ai least the 'lav of ihe arrival of ihe 

battleship lleei a holiday, and every ell'orl should lie made to have 
as large a pail el' the population el' the Stale on hand a 

stole. The continued attacks of the Eastern press on ihe Presi- 
dent for scalding Ihe Heel here, and ihe reiterated comment thai 
the ships should remain in "their home walers." which includi 

both sides of the Atlantic, he New Yorker's point o 

make it eminently proper thai the lleei should have an extra- 
ordinary welcome thai will attract the attention of even that 

benighted metropolis, and which will he notice to the « 

thai ihe Pacific Coast considers itself as much a part of the 
United States as Massachusetts, \e» York or .Maryland, and 
that when the fleet is here, it isjusl as much "at home" a- when 

it is in the Chesapeake I'.n m anchored on the Hudson. 

.1 SOW/: I. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

iv death a mo. ' 
Etei in real li fe conspires in ib 
Thy soul passed not. but as the sun thai dips 

A crimson wonder ill the i. 

STel soars each morn in new-born ministry, 

So wakes thy spirit, as it thrilling slips 
Thro' all in and from their silent lips 

Hymns a new psalm — thy immortality! 

Yea. from the "Silent Land." beyond Deal 

Across the hush, thy sweet cantatas 
Chimed to the magic music of the sphei 

While high hopes spring beneath il 

And poets weave « it i 

Thou shall be hailed among the Deathlest 


Stews and Hashes, 
are given just that 
"finishing touch" 
which makes a dish 
perfect, by using 

Lea & Perrins' 


It is a superior relish for 
all kinds of Fish, Meats, 
Game, Salads, 
Cheese, and 
Charing Dish 
Cookinrr. It 
gives appetiz- 
ing relish to an 
otherwise in- 
sipid dish. 

Beware of Imitations. 
SeethatLeaX: Perrins' 
Signature is on the 
Label and Wrapper. 

John Duncan's Sons, 
Agts., N. Y. 


The New York ' 
I'rovid - Society of 

that a LiCe-insnrai ntract of indemnity, but is 

a contract to pay a sum of money upon the death of the i 
in consideration of payments made to the company during his 
life. In the case before it, the court held that a policy procured 
by the plaintiff upon the life of his unci nephew and 

-uch and to the children of the 

assured, pursuant to a contract and _ ictweeu 

hem whereby hi tj the premium- repaid with 

ial amount in addition I of the 

on the death of the was a valid 

and enforcible policy, and that when upon the failure of tin 

pany the plaintiff procured in i in another 

i ompany on the same life and under the sa it pay- 

might be 

I that it 


Marsh's (formi 1 and Poel street) 

have opened at corner of California and l'ol , 

successfully raised on Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk: 

tan all so-cal.ed "infant food 

imoniii .tnnually fro 

the merits of Eagle Brand. 

and grateful 


.1 \xiwky 4, 1908. 

If all the "swear oil's" vowed this week had I n registered, 

and we could keep tab on them, it would be interesting to count 
up how many good resolutions survive the year. New Year's day 
is the time-honored period when one is supposed to placard bad 
habits with a large "23" sign. There are i'vw people who do not 
pile up a few vows at this time of the year, and truth to tell, in 
a short time the broken and bent resolutions of '08 will join the 
sera]i heap of former years. People do "rise by stepping stones 
ill' their dead selves to higher things," but as a rule they don't 
take the first step on New Year's eve. Somehow, I fancy that 
the resolutions made then are taken facetiously by the Great Be- 
corder, and the resolves which stand bolt upright when we make 
them, and collapse before the Xew Year bias really made itself 
at home on the calendar, are not held against us in the final 
reckoning. For, after all. most people do not take themselves 
seriously when they herd together all their frailties and bid the 
New Year bundle them off to No Man's Land. 

One reform the passing of the years really has accomplished, 
and that is the disqualification of the inebriate, who used to be 
countenanced as an usher of the New Year. Time was, when un- 
steady gentlemen went reeling from house to house on the glad 
New Year, becoming more and more uncertain in their gait and 
speech as the day wore on, until they were entirely unfit for pub- 
lication by the time the flowing bowl ceased to flow. So many 
danger germs were found in the foaming egg-nog that gradually 
the custom of keeping open house on New Year's day fell into 
a decline. But with the passing of the years, both host and caller 
have learned a valuable lesson, and the custom of receiving callers 
on that day has been revived. In the first and most important 
place, the host has learned that hospitality is not plumbed by a 
liquid measure — that one may express genuine delight at the 
presence of a caller without immersing him in a punch bowl. It 
is no longer good form to press liquid refreshments — nor solid 
either, for the matter of that — on a guest. Both eating and 
drinking to excess are condemned by hostesses of to-day, anil 
a young man can now make the rounds of his friends without 
fear of an undue impetus to imbibe. A glass of egg-nog is part 
of New Years cheer, but there is no law of hospitality that in- 
sists on plural number. 

Several prominent society people announced "at homes'" to 
usher in the New Year's, and others simply telephoned their 
friends that they were dispensing good cheer. Mrs. Eleanor Mar- 
tin, the Misses De Young. Mrs. Ynez Shorb White, ami the 
Misses Wood followed the custom they established last year of 
receiving New Year's day. Hundreds of people spent t he day 
making the rounds, the De Young home particularly having its 
ample capacity tested by the numerous callers. 'With three 
fascinating daughters now in society, the De Young home is natu- 
rally a magnet that draws an important assemblage. Mis. Elea- 
nor Martin also received a constant throng of callers, her two 
daughters-in-law, who are her house guests, helping her receive. 
Mrs. White and the Misses Wood welcomed a happy throng in 
their respective homes, and if the delightful informality that 
ushered in '08 may be taken as a marker for the year, we are to 
have a happy season. 

Perhaps one reason that people turned out so energetically 
for calls is that there was not the usual ball in town, where the 
smart set could foregather and lock tooting horns at midnight. 
The Burlingame set enjoyed a "small and exclusive" dance at 
the Country Club, but for the most part people scattered around 
at the different cafes, or enjoyed family gatherings, so they had 
in get together on New Year's day to wish each other the real 
thing in the way of happiness. 

The meeting of the Skating Club on Monday night brought 
mil an unusually large gathering of enthusiasts, ami the Eaet 
that they were tripping on the toes of the Xew Year lent added 
merriment to tlie occasion. A snowfall of confetti, which fell 
from the dome, gave a wintry holidav effect, and was further 
augmented by showers of confetti tin-own by the more expert 
skaters, wh,. could keep their balance and yet give sham battle 
with the confetti. 


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fjl Present some odd. quaint and beautiful things from the art 

-™ centers of the world. Original Oil Paintings, Ivory, Miniature 

Carved Ivory, Art Furniture. Bric-a-Brac, Curios. Bronzes, 

Statuary, Old Capo Di Monte, Antique Rouen, Chelsea, 

Lowestoft, Bristol. Etc.. with prices thai are attractive. 

An Exceptional Opportunity For Wedding Presents 

947-949 Van Ness Avenue 


Telephone 2917 FRANKLIN 

Mrs. Leonard Wood has twice defeated the hospitable inten- 
tions of her San Francisco friends by abbreviating her stay here. 
On her way East this summer, .Mrs. Wood did not tarry here 
half long enough for all the plans to do her honor to materialize, 
and her return trip was even more of a disappointment. Mrs. 
Eleanor Martin, at whose house Mrs. Wood always stays, bad 
planned several affairs, and the arm" ladies were also counting mi 
entertaining her. But unfortunately, General Wood advised her 
to return to Manila on the China, so Ihis popular lady had only 
three days here. Mrs. Martin gathered ai a luncheon a few of her 
most intimate friends, including Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels, Mrs. 
Edward Barron, Mrs. 1!. P. Schwerin and Mis. John P. Boyd. 

The younger set are still in the Beventh and a half heaven of 
delight over the ball Mrs. William Mintzner gave for them on 
New Year's eve. Many of the girls present will not make their 
debut until next year, but with almosl nil this year's debutantes 
and a sprinkling of belles of a season or two, the affair was ex- 
citingly realistic for the near-debutantes, and every one voted il 
a great success, the beautiful Mintzner home lending itself ad- 
mirably to the festivities. 

A number of luncheons have been given this week, one .it the 
prettiest was the affair given on Monday by Mrs. Edward Barron 
in honor of Miss Margaret Hyde-Smith, whose marriage is to '»■ 
a February event. Mrs. Barron's entertainments are always 
elaborate and perfectly appointed, and this luncheon has been 
an eagerly looked forward to event by the set of girls, which in- 
cludes the Hyde-Smith sisters. Besides this formal luncheon, 
there were any number of pleasant little luncheon parties at the 
Fairmont — gastronomic excursions as a side trip to shopping 

A number of bridge parties are in sight. Mrs. Squire Varick 
Mooney having sent out cards for an affair on Wednesday. Janu- 
ary 8th. On Tuesday. January 14th, Mrs. Mooney will again 
entertain at bridge, enough guests to lill seven tables ha\ ing been 
hidden to each affair. 

The engage in of Miss Eunice T! pson and Phil Rupert 

has recently been announced. No date has as yet been set I'm' 
the wedding. Miss Thompson is an [owa girl, who has hem 
visiting her'cousin. Mrs. W. F. Kellogg, of Franklin Btreet, Oak- 
land. Mr. Rupert is a well-known business man of San Fran- 
cisco, and is prominent socially on both sides of the bay. 

Mrs. John Faxon More and her vmin^ sun arrived early this 
week from Santa Barbara, Eor a visit of a month al the borne 

of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren II. Rouse, ai their h 

mi Thirty-fourth street, Oakland. 

Mrs. Charles Clayton has returned to her home in Oakland 






1560 Sacramento St*. 





Shipped to all parts of the world. 27 years at Palace Hotel 
now at 


January l, 1908. 



after a very pleasant visit at the home of Mrs. James A. Clay- 
ton, on North First street) San Jose. 

Mrs. George Perry was hostess ai a delightfully informal af- 
fair on last Monday afternoon, at her home in Alameda. The 
guest of honor was Mrs. Perry's mother, Mrs. Dray, who is her 
guest for the holidays. 

Miss Florence Pardee daughter of ex-Governor Pardee, is 
spending the vacation in Sacramento as the guest of Mrs. Homer 
R. McKee and Miss Macie Flint. 

Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained al a small dinner on Wed- 
nesday of last week in honor of Bishop da Silva, the Roman 
Catholic prelate of Lishon. The guests included, besides the 
guest of honor, Mr. and M rs. Peter Martin, James D. Phelan 
and J. Downey Harvey. 

Miss Sue Nicol has returned to her home in Stockton. She 
was accompanied by Miss Marguerite Butters, who will spend 
Christmas at the Nicol home. 

Miss Florence Hammond, who has been taking the rest cure 
at a Santa Barbara sanitarium, has returned home much bene- 

The following residents of San Francisco registered at Del 
Monte during the past week: Lindsay Scrutton, W. H. Scrutton, 
Mr. and Mrs. H. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hart, Samuel C. 
Weil, Mrs. Edgar De Pue, Miss De Pue, Miss E. M. Warren, 
W. N. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Eastland, Isador Jacobs, 
Prentiss N. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Campbell, Miss 
Anita Murray, Loring Pickering, Major and Mrs. C. II. Mc- 
Kinstry, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt H. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. 
Wheeler, G. C. Bush, C. B. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 
('honey, Mr. and Mrs. La Boyteaux and children, Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward M. Eddy, Mr. and Mrs. K. I. Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. 
Sam H. Haven, Miss McEncry, Miss Isabel McLaughlin, Mrs. J. 
1!. Laine, Miss Otilla Laine. Willis Polk. Mr. and Mrs. Win. S. 
Sheehan, Mrs. Alexander Sheehnn, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Polk, Mr. 

and Mrs. A. E. Pierce, John B. SI nan. W. IT. McEnery, V. W. 

Clampett, Mr. and Mrs. Webster Jones. From Oakland, Alameda 
and Berkeley — Mrs. Charles S. Johnson, Mrs. P. T. Rowe, Pren- 
tis N. Gray. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burnham, Bernard Moses. Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Gray, Miss Marv Short, Miss Emma Short. 

It is understood that the Episcopal Conference will meet in 
the Wlnie and Gold Room of the Hotel St. Francis on the after- 

noiin .if .human '.'ilh, between the hours of three and live. This 
beautiful hall, which lends itself so easily to simple masses of 
color in decoration, will probably be used in the near future ex- 
clusively as a dining room, the cafe having proven inadequate to 
accommodate all the people who seek the rich warm coloring and 
delightful music of the big Union Square caravansary at lunch- 
eon and dinner hours. Meetings of this character will probably 
take place hereafter in the ball room, now nearing completion 
in the north wing — a room which, from its unique design, prom- 
ises to be a revelation to San Francisco. 

The Glee and Mandolin Club of Stanford University will give 
a semi-public concert in the White and Gold Room of the Hotel 
St. Francis on the evening of January 17th. 

Miss Hazel Kirk Botkin was hostess at a most enjoyable bridge 
whist party, which was given by the Dominoes last Thursday af- 
ternoon at her home on Frederick street. The spacious residence 
was beautifully decorated for the occasion in Christmas berries 
and greens. Dainty refreshments were served, after which an 
impromptu musical was enjoyed. The next meeting of the Domi- 
i s will be held on the 2d. 


The President of the French Republic has honored Raphael 

Weill of this city with Napoleon's celebrated cross, significative 

of having attained the climax as a soldier, statesman, humani- 
tarian or scientist, or because of some act of heroism. Mr. Weill's 
prominence in the earthquake and lire limes is what has made 
him a "Chevalier de la Legion d' Hbnneur!" 

The "Call' 1 scored again on its rival, the "Examiner," in 

the Cooke-Whaley episode. The oexl daj the Hearst sheet tried 

in nvo\or lost, ground, but it was again made publicly evident 

that ii is playing second and sometimes third fiddle. 



World ovei to Cure a Cold In One Day. asc. 

lEtiature of E. W. GRO\ e. Used the 



165s \$vn Ness Avenue. 

near Sacramento St. 1} 

cylnnounce the contin- 
uance of their Semi- 
annual Clearance Sale. 

The price reductions are of such magnitude as to insure tin ivery garment and excel any pre 
sale ever bold. Tills sale will continue until everj disposed ! i our usual me 

earn ing goods into anothei ae 

To give you bui a faint idea of the importance ol markable reductions : 

Tailor oMade Suits 

$ 17.50 
$ 68.50 



$ 60.00 
* 17.50 



Em d in this - 

a»a $100.00 need hi $59.50 ind $ 47.f lucedto... 

ami $ 70.00 suits reduced to 38.50 '••■"■" and % 1 to... 

ami $ 57.50 suits reduced to. . . . 32.50 ''• ■ ■ 

Costumes, Gowns and Debutante Dresses for Evening, Reception and Street Wear 

mes reduced to $125.00 $52.50 

97.50 39.50 

and $110.00 Costumes reduced to. 67.50 :ind 3 ?.50 

Coats and Wraps for Street, Evening Wear and Automobiling 

$32.50 and 35.50 $ 7£ .ats. 

and $45.50 Street $50.00 

reduced to 25 00 35.00 

Evening a to 67.50 ' 250 ° 

All waists and - _ 


January 4, 1908. 

Ei]t Weakness ai % Ammratt (Uonstttutum 

There is one especially good point about. Mr. Roosevelt: he is 
not afraid of the Constitution. Unlike most American states- 
men, he declines to adopt towards it an attitude of puerile and 
uncritical acceptation. He freely confesses that conditions have 
changed since the organic instrument of American Government 
was first drafted; that its framers did not and could not foresee 
and provide for everything; and that a Constitution written in 
the eighteenth century is bound to disclose certain inadequacies 
when its attempts to adjust itself to twentieth century problems. 
He has therefore from time to time sought to rouse Americans 
from their stultifying view of the Constitution as a final, im- 
mutable and all-perfect instrument, to make them realize that 
the Constitution was made for the people, not the people for the 
Constitution, and to familiarize them with the idea of its further 
expansion or amendment. This is an idea which in the last forty 

years seems almost to have dropped from the American consc -- 

ness, partly no doubt because of a vivid sense of the difficulties 
in the path of any direct popular action. Altering a written 
Constitution is never an easy task; altering the American ('(in- 
stitution is a proceeding which "the sages of 1789" made as ar- 
duous and complicated as possible. The last amendment to the 
Constitution was only forced through by (he shock and conculsion 
of the Civil War, and there arc many Americans who believe that 
nothing less than a similar upheaval will secure the adoption of 
another. The tendency, at any rale, among the American people 
is to look upon their Constitution as having already assumed its 
final form, and to regard any suggestion for its amendment as 
"academic."" It is, no doubt, a healthy symptom when a people 
thus refuses to inquire too closely into, or to show an impolitic 
curiosity about, the fundamentals of Government. Rut we are 
convinced that the Americans have carried their abstinence ten 
far, and that Mr. Roosevelt is doing them a conspicuous service 
when he insists that amendments to the Constitution must he 
considered on their merits and should not be ruled out of couvl 
without a hearing. Six years in the White House have taught 
him that the American system of Government, already sufficiently 
rigid, is likely to prove perilously unyielding if the people, 
through indifference or despair, cast out of their minds the pos- 
sibility of modifying and correcting it. 

The particular problem which has brought Mr. Roosevelt i" 
recognize the deficiencies of the American Constitution is the 
railway problem. His policy on this question is to place the 
American railways under very much the same restrictions ami 
regulations as have been imposed upon the British railways by 
Parliament and the Board of Trade. The separate Siaies. lin- 
ing jurisdiction merely within their own boundaries, obviously 
find the problem too big for them. The question is, whether the 
Federal Government is vested by the Constitution with sufficient 
power to deal with it effectually. Mr. Roosevelt believes that il 
is, and that a liberal construction of the Constitution by the 
Judges of the Supreme Court would place in his hands "the 
widest and freest choice of methods for national control" ovei 
the inter-State railways, and, indeed, over all public companies 
engaged in inter-State commerce. But if the Supreme Court de- 
cides that the Constitution does not permit the Federal Govern- 
ment to exercise such powers as the President desires, then in 
advocates an amendment to the Constitution to resolve all doubts. 
The railway problem, however, and the wider problem of the de- 
gree of control that can be constitutionally exercised by the Fed- 
eral Government over the great business corporations, are net 
the only matters that reveal the inadequacies of the dual system 
of American Government and the inconveniences of a written 
Constitution. Marriage and divorce are clearly questions thai 
should come within the scope of the Federal authority and be 
regulated on a uniform plan. Yet without an amendment to the 
Constitution, such regulation is illegal. The National Congress, 
again, cannot, as things are, pass an eight-hours' law that will 
hold good all over the union, except for those who are engage I. 
as the railroad employees are, in inter-State commerce. Con- 
gress cannot develop technical instruction in industries or agri- 
culture on any broad and systematic lines, because an attempt to 
do so would be to invade the reserved rights of the States. In 
the same way, the question of child and female labor is one that 
Congress is debarred from dealing with except for the District 
of Columbia. An income-tax again has been declared uncon- 
stitutional, and unless the Supreme Courl reverses its decision, 
must ever remain an impossibility. We hme seen, ten, within 
the last year that the National Government is at present withoul 

any effective means of holding a recalcitrant State to treaty ob- 
Iigations undertaken in the name of the Commonwealth as a 
whole. Thus the American Constitution economically, socially, 
and internationally, show- sighs of breaking down, of hampering 
progress, of bringing many varied interests to a confusion little 
short of chaos, and of failing to adapt itself to the conditions 
of the time. 

How is this deadlock to lie broken? Mr. Roosevelt bids the 
people remember that they have the privilege of amending the 
Constitution, and can exercise it when they please. But the 
privilege is so hedged round with restrictions, uncertainties and 
delays as to be almost worthless. Mr. Roosevelt, one may be 
sure, would not advise its resurrection except as a last resort. 
His speech of last Wednesday showed to what quarter his hopes 
are really turned. Nominally addressed to the people of St. 
Louis, it was really addressed to the Judges of the Supreme 
Court. It is on them, as the expounders of the Constitution, that 
i he President relies firsl of nil to reconcile it with progress. He 
practically pleaded with them to recognize the necessities and 
the difficulties of the age, to remember the disastrous folly of 
treating the Constitution as though it were a strait-waistcoat, 
ami to interpret its provisions not in the pedantic spirit of law- 
yers, but with the breadth and liberality of jurists wdio are also 
statesmen. An appeal such as (his from the Executive to the 
Judiciary i.- one of the consequences of living under a written 
Constitution. When changed times bring new conditions, the 
Constitution must either he expanded or amended to legalize 
them, or else forfeit respect and confidence by throwing itself 
across the path of all advancement. The Americans have more 
than once bent their Constitution lo avoid being forced to break 
it. Mr. Roosevelt wains them that they may shortly have to do 
so again. Ii is a law of evolution to which rigid and flexible 

Constitutions are equally Subject. Sooner or later the statesman 

has to be called in to redress the balance of the lawyer. Sooner or 
Inter the imperfections which every Constitution must disclose 
become intolerable; unforeseen developments necessitate sharp 
political curves on the safe rounding of which more may depend 
than the mere sanctity of a legal document; the Commonwealth 
may deem vital what the Constitution proi nees illegal. Hith- 
erto the Judges of the Supreme Court, to whom is entrusted the 
interpretation of the Constitution, have contributed, not perhaps 
without nn occasional twinge of their legal consciences, to enlarge 
its scope and to adapt it to each successive emergency. They 
have allowed the plain needs and spirit of the age to influence 
their decisions: they have strained the written word lo bring it in 
touch with the march of events. It is a dangerous but, under a 
written Constitution an inevitable, practice. Mr. Roosevelt urges 
them to indulge in it once again: and time and common sense. 
we think, are on his side. The powers of the Federal Governient, 
in our view, niii-l increase and those of the States must diminish. 

The American Constitution is destined to become what Alexander 

Hamilton wished it to be from the start. 

Il looks exactly as if an effort was being made in concert 

to prevent any rehabilitation of the California Safe Deposit and 
Trust Company. With assets valued at $6,000,000, ami as cap- 
able a man ns Charles Conlisk in charge, rehabilitation should lie 



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Now that the rainy weather is to come, the prudent house- 
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a great consideration. The puzzle is how to get the very best 
work and the most courteous, prompt arid efficient service. 
Spaulding's Carpet Cleaning Works, at 925 Golden Gate avenue, 
is the best place to send your carpets. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hold and Post street) 

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San Rafael is talking of a street ear system to run from 
San Anselmo, when the Northwestern Pacific puts in its new 

route by Greenbrae. 

* * * 

It is said that never in the memory of the oldest inhabitant 
were dinks as scarce as they are this year. Richardson's Bay, 
which is usually covered with them at this season, lias hardly 
any, and the other sloughs ami lakes in Marin County are as 

* * * 

Considerable interest lias been created in the probable derision 
of tin' coui'i iii the cases in which it is sought to maintain that 
the pool-rooms al Sausalito are a nuisance. Judge Bush of 
Shasta County heard the cases, and while he listened very atten- 
tively to both sides, gave no inkling of his views. II' he holds 
that they are a nuisance, they will be forced to close, although 
licensed by the town of Sausalito. 

* * * 

The Postmaster at Olema was attacked the other day by an ex- 
convict, who had a grudge against him because the Postmaster 
had been a witness against him when he was liisl sen! to the 
State Prison. Though he came very near killing the Postmaster, 
yet his countrymen all over Marin County did their best to pre- 
vent the Sheriff from capturing him, aol only assisting the 

would-be murderer with money anil food, and allowing line to 
sleep in their houses, but even going out of their way to lead the 
Sheriff astray by pretending that he bad gone in exactly the op- 
posite direction from the one he had taken. They justified their 
conduct on the score that he was a Swiss, like themselves, that 
they did not want to see a Swiss in prison, and that he hail not 
stolen anything, and was only wreaking vengeance mi the post- 
master. With their help, the man managed to leave the count'.. 
and has not yet been captured, and he is known to be verj des- 
perate and ready to commit any crime. 

* » » 

The llolaling electric road, from Nana to San Francisco, has 
now secured its terminal on Richardson Bay, and will shortly be- 
gin the construction of a long wharf from whal i> known as 
Strawberry point. The molfi or wharf will lie nearly a mile long. 
and it is proposed to run ferry boats from it to San Francisco in 
twenty minutes. 

* * » 

According to Hi,' statistician in the office of the Hollisb l 
Lance, the soil of San Benito County produced a total oi 92,106,- 
149 during the year just ended, which, it divided among the m 
women and children of the county, would give each a Christinas 

gift of $810, The return per acre of assessable land was four 
dollars. The cow produced $166,260, and the hen $273,840. 

llav 1, ron-ln $495,000, The statistician declares San Banito 
to be one 01 the greatest wealth producing counties in the 9 

* * * 

Mystery is said to surround the doings of Cliarles .1. Anderson. 

of Santa Cruz, who. nexl to Fred \V. Swanton, w hief 

executioner of the blues at the Casino last summer. Lecturer W. 

.1. Colville, just armed al the Surf City, from the South, rep 
having Been Mr. Anderson, acting very natch like a bridegroom, 
in company with an admirable and also admired young widow 
al l.os Angeles. Mailers are shaping up .H Santa Cruz for a royal 
ion when Charley and his lovely bride return home. 
» * * 

Bast San Jose and Mountain View are clamoring for 

table aw. and the town boards dee!. ire "timed 


» » * 

It is unofficially announced that at certain of the towns >n 

Peninsula the wages of telephone operators will be materially 

increased, the increase to go into effect Januar] 

* • • 

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fault-line experts, have collaborated in a work entitled: "The 
California Earthquake of 1906." Nowhere, say Ihose who have 
read the book, is there a definite statement as to when the next 
big quake will occur. Since Unit phase of the subject is care- 
fully avoided, it may be concluded that these able minds have 
agreed that there will not be another. 

* * * 

A paper reports that the first thing a number of Gilroy young 
people did when the new public library was opened last week was 
to seat themselves and read intently from books and magazines 
found there. Strange how a thirst for literature fastens itself 

upon people in the sweet-pea localities! 

* * * 

In order to preserve the canines of Santa Clara, the town trus- 
tees will enact an ordinance requiring automobiles to run more 
slowly. The slaughter of dogs had got to be something awful. 

* * * 

The memory of John Grreenleaf Whittier has been duly hon- 
ored Ibis week In the people of P.ilo Alto. There were Bpecial 

exercises in the Scl Is and on Tuesday afternoon and evening al 

Im Congregational Church there were programmes in which 

prominent profes ipated. Dr. B. C. Blodget, Palo Alto's 

distinguished musician, was organist for the occasion, and J. J. 

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Everything is moving smoothly 
Financial Situation. again with the local banks, and most 

ol their pa}'ments are now made in 
coin. The outstanding clearing house certificates will soon be 
called in. the few still in use being kept active for the time being 
until the taxes and other large obligations are met, when they, 
too, will be re ired. It is expected thai a large amount of money 
will be freed after the lirst of the year in the way of dividends 
and interest on stocks and bonds, the aggregate of whirl) will be 
in the neighborhood of six million dollars. The newly appointed 
Secretary of the Stair Bank Commission, William M. McGuire, 
of Hanford, is now in charge of the office. What the use of these 
State Commissions is, outside of providing jobs for a favored few, 
the public has yet to learn. About the time a bank or insurance 
company fails, attention is recalled to their existence. Since their 
creation, was there ever a time when not i Ilea i ion has been given 

by them of an approaching failure, so as to help out those an g 

the public who were unfortunately interested in being forewarned 
and thereby forearmed? If there ever has been a case of the kind 
we would be delighted to publish it jnsi by way of encouraging 
I pie for the future. 

What with lawyers and expert financiers busily engaged in fur- 
thering schemes for the settlement of the affairs of the Sale lie- 
posit Bank, the depositors, who are chiefly interested in results, 
arc likely to come out at the heels of the hunt. One clique is 
working might and main to have a receiver appointed, a move- 
ment which is being as vigorously opposed by a large faction of 
tin' depositors. On another side, bankruptcy proceedings are be- 
ing urged in the United States Court against I'. F. Walker, ex- 
President '.I' the bank, while a new board of directors is working 
assiduously under a new president to carry out their ideas of 
straightening things, with the State Bank Commission, through 
their appointed custodian, comfortably in charge of the whole 
business, or presumably so. All of the great brains involved, 
and so much talent assembled, representing both law and finance, 
will have to be paid for eventually, and it gees without saving 
thai so much disinterested help is not assembled as willing work- 
ers, without something in sight which promises pecuniary reward. 
Such a condition of affairs would in itself suggest that the Safe 
Deposit Bank is not so badly wrecked as some people are en- 
deavoring to make out. In the natural course of affairs, the de- 
positors are the people who should have the say about the rehabili- 
tation ol' the bank. It might be possible in find among their 
number a tew men competent to work out I be salvation of the 
concern without enlisting the aid of (be outside volunteers who 
are now so anxious to help out. It is morally certain that the 
depositors would find this cheaper in the long run. with a possi- 
bility of better pecuniary results. As things are going a1 present, 
tin-re is even prospect for business gelling so entangled (bat it 
will take years and a heavy expenditure of money to clear it up. 
li begins to look very much like another case of I nanv cooks. 

An important meeting ol' the Cmie 
Monet Weli Expended, stock Tumping Association has just 

been held to consider the require- 
ments of the Ward Shal'l Association in the way of (lie uecessarj 
funds for the installation of the new pumping plant arranged 

for, and which must lie placed in the Ward Shal'l before ||r 
mines in the vicinity ran be drained and worked ai a greal depth. 
'I'lc meeting resulted in an agreement, upon the pari of the 
Pumping Association to give the Ward shaft Association oul ol 

its reserve Funds the sii I' $30,000, and also an additional 

sum of .$:,. toward the re-opening of an old drift which con- 

uects the Ward shaft and the Chollar-Savage mines on the '.'pin 

level. When ibis drift is re-opened, ami the big | ips are readv 

for action, the water will be drained from the middle mines to 
the Ward shaft, which will then permit of the resumption of 
dee,, mining in the middle section of the Comstock Lode, h 
connection with the work already done in the way of lowering the 
water in the Ward shall, it has been ascertained thai the pres- 

sure has been greatly relieved, assisting the drainage work of the 
lode as far north as the C. & C. shaft, where the companies arc 
already planning to open the 2400 level of those mines. The 
Ward shaft having thus relieved and thereby benefited the entire 
lode in the matter of drainage, it is felt that, the financial as- 
sistance about to be given that Association is fully warranted. 
The money in the treasury of the Comstock Pumping Associa- 
tion has been accumulated by contributions from the companies 
along the lode on a pro rata percentage basis of payments. The 
report upon the general proposition goes on to say that "in sink- 
ing the joint shaft, known as the Combination, an ore body, 
showing an average value of over $100 per ton, was developed 
on the 3200 level, just at the time when the north-end mining 
companies decided to suspend all work below (lie Sutxo tunnel 
level on account of the cost of $35 per horsepower with the now 
absolute Cornish pumping system then in operation on the lode. 
With a. reduction of the cost of the present pumping system lo 
one-fifth of that entailed since electric power has been substi- 
tuted lor steam, and the introduction of modern and far more 
effective pumping plants, the ore encountered on the 3"?00 level 
of the Combination shaft will prove a dividend paying proposi- 
tion when the lode is unwatered to that, depth." 

The Comstock share markei closed 
Mining Share Market, the last week of the year quietly, as 

it usually does after the holiday sea- 
son, hul prices were fairly well sustained. Thai business will 
soon begin to liven up is confidently expected, not only on ac- 
count of the general improvement in the financial situation, but 
on the announcement that the managers of the lode had begun 
to take active measures to commence the work on the deep levels, 
as per the programme arranged some years ago, when the open- 
ing of the Ward Shaft, the logical key to the solution of the 
drainage problem, was first suggested. Tin- announcement just 
made that the Comstock companies generally had arranged to 
support, the Ward shaft people in their efforts has been hailed 
on the street with the utmost satisfaction, showing that the mine 
managers are as determined a- ever lo carry out the important 
programme already outlined, and furthermore that they are 
now going the right way to attain more rapid results. All of 
these things point to more lively times in the old Comstocks dur- 
ing the new year now entered upon, which is opening under the 
brightest kind of auspices. The news has been received here 
that the electric power which was turned on at the new Yellow 
Jacket mill some days ago, gave general satisfaction, running 
smoothly, and everything both al the concentrators and the link- 
ing plant working without a hitch. From all that can be teat I 

here, it will not be long now until the plant will be ready to 
start up on the ore, a large amount of which is already available 
on the dumps. 

The market for Goldfield stocks has been quite active foi 
some time past, in so far as the shares of the merger and the 
Florence mine is concerned. This is due chiefly to the retention 
of the troops, or at least of a portion of them, until the State 
Legislature is in session, and takes action. The situation, in its 
many twists and turns, is throwing some light on the views of 

Financial Crisis Past 

Holidays over, a new year ushered in, and with it new 

Because of Past Conditions 

and in view of the immediate future, we have an invest- 
ment and speculative proposition extraordinary. 

The Element of Chance 

has been eliminated with the expenditure of §78,000. 
There are occasional propositions that place the investor 
independent of Bank failures -and frenzied finance. IT 
COSTS YOU NOTHING to investigate closely and you 
will make no mistake in so doing, and doing so immed- 
iately. Drop me a card and further information will be 

B. L. TILLBY. Minim! Engineer 

605 Kamm Building, 717 Market St., San Francisco. Cat. 

Januain I. 1908. 



leople in the maintenance of the sovereignty of the State 
with becoming dignity, -hist ai present, people on the outside 
arc rapidh being forced in recognize the vox populi as emanat- 
ing for the moment from the Nevada branch of the Western 
Federation of Miners, li is a very gentle voice just now, owing 
in the presence of the United States troops. Had they not been 
on hand, one ran well imagine the dictatorial utterances which 
would have ionic thundering down the line, the enunciation of 
a doctrine, rapidly fading out of Bighi like last year's snowfall 
before the summer Bun, thai Labor is King, ti will be interest- 
ing to watch the action of the State Legislature, now thai the 
President lias practically forced the hand of Governor Sparks, 
who all along has not shown much confidence in the men to win mi 
he must look for support, in an emergency of this kind. As the 
leading dictators of the union forces do noi hail from Nevada, 
hut from outside States, the Nevada representatives, if true to 
their State, should have little hesitancy in passing a protective 
measure which will serve to pack these alien malcontents over 

the line hack whence they came, an the double-quick, never to 
return. The other new mining camps are not particularly active 

just now. in so far as speculative business is c kerned, but it 

»ill Qot be long after the Goldfield troubles are straightened out, 

anil they will he. before an awakening will take place which will 
piil a different phase upon the present market conditions. 

The State Bank Commissioners have just notified the banks 
all over the Stale to report their financial condition al the close 
of business on December 8, l'J07. 

Following the resignation of P. W. Bradley, Ernest A. Stent 
and C. IT. Lindley, as trustees of the Slate Mining Bureau, Gov- 
ernor Gillett lias appointed A. H. Ward, of Alameda, S. W. 
Griffin and C. P. Deane of San Francisco to succeed them. The 
other two members of the Board of Trustees are Louis Janin ot 
Gaviota, Santa Barbara County, and Harold T. Power, of Bul- 
lion, Placer County. 

$ax A Nero IGeaf 

If the Craft Prosecution Hopes to Redeem Itself It Must Prosecute the Grafters 

At the outset of the New Year, it would 1 minently meet and 

right if the District Attorney's office of San Francisco could 
turn over a new leaf, repudiate the surrender of its duties to pri- 
vate interests and set its course on the lines of public justice in- 
stead of on those of- personal revenge. 

Despite the much advertised mission 
Private Vengeance. of District Attorney Langdon to ex- 

plain to perplexed Easterners why 
the passions of private prosecutors arc not gratified by juries in 
San Francisco, those who have studied from afar the history of 
graft in this city are still sorely puzzled to find that the man 
after whose scalp Francis .1. Heney started over two years ago is 

still at large, with every prospcel of enjoying c plete freedom. 

The Washington "I'osi." as well as 
Freedom foe Rtjee. manj other newspapers of repute and 

influence, discusses with amazement 
the consideration of Abraham Knot's freedom. The "Post" 
quotes from Mr. Heney: "Public opinion seems to demand that 
Ruef shall testify even if he has In be granted immunity." 

"No man who is familiar with San Francisco and with Ruef," 
declares the "l'osl." "can fee) anything bul regret thai the city 
should even contemplate making terms with the notorious little 
boss. Properly speaking, there are no 'men higher up' than 
Ruef. No other man in his State is capable of 3Ui b consummate 
crookedness; none lias such a genius for instilling crookedness 
into eihers. and there are lew who have his skill in getting away 
with the spoils." 

Evidently the distance from San 

EaSTI i: -. I IPIN [ON. K ranei-eo to W a-lmu in 

wide ie "Post" from 

obtaining an accurate per- i Francisco's High 

Pries! of Corruption. But the "Post/ on om 

point "The city" 'loes no) i equanimity 

"making terms" with Ruef. Ninety-nine men out of a hundred 
in San Francisco are bitterly indignant thai justice lias 
been spurned and thai San Francisco has been made a laughing 
stock In the extraordinary delicacy with which "the pet of the 
prose, ution" !ms been ; res imunity 

still further outraged if Heney dares to presume on his 
willfulrj wn nate of what "public opinion demands," 

and becomes a pat to - mting Ruef immunity. It is the men 
id the Distri I iffiee who contemplate 

this sh : d. And their reasons for bo doing are not dic- 

tated by ac ncy, but by 

a sa\u enonn and business rival 

of the man who lnis financed the misfortum ution. 

To redeem thei 
Snatch Victor's prom reputations and to -■ 

\ r. from rainy of furthi 

feat, ii v. he part of pru- 

ttd Francis .1. II aer to 

eliminate themselves or completely alter theii 

still remains this chance for them to regain some of the prestige 
and public confidence which rightly accrued to them when they 
started, presumably, to prosecute the grafters of San Francisco, 
the hand of municipal thieves organized and led by Abraham 
Ruef, which betrayed and plundered the city ami preyed upon 
every public corporation and individual within their avaricious 

It is true that the prosecutors succeeded in wresting the reins 
of city Government from Eugene Schmitz, and in consigning 
him to the comforts of the county jail. But even thai accom- 
plishment is believed to be clouded with errors and uncertainty, 
which might have been avoided if simple justice, and not blind 
revenge, had been their inspiration. It has been all too trans- 
parent that all the hopes and energies of the Spreckels' prosei a- 
tion were centered on "getting," first, Tirey L. Ford, ami linn 
Patrick Calhoun, of the United Railroads. There can be ten 
observant citizens who do not now realize that this was the one 
objeel which Rudolph Spreckels's interesl and investment in the 
ii prosecution" were centered. 

Afr. Rudolph Sprei 
A Wearv Millionaire, to hi t>i ap oding money 

lavishly without accomplishing an\ 
lie will be wis.- if he determines not to throw anj more 
r bad in such venture. Within the 

last few months. Mr. Honey's stock has depreci 
his complete failure to fulfill any of his es. lie 

has been in Washington lately endeavoring to induce 
Government to appropriate large Minn f,,r thi 
the prosecution of the long delayed land fraud cases in Oi 
Even the irrepressible Mr. Rene] cannot be ubiquitous. His 
nds on his "making good" somewhere. If his pur- 
suit of - - rivate veng 

San Francisco, he will be wise to concentrate bis energies on 
the performance of public duty in Oregon. 

If 1 1 Langdon voml bis nose, which 

is doubtful because of its length, he musl >j this time 

that by continuing to permit others to control and direct his 
office, not onlv are their con?!' punish the innocent 

i to failure, but that he will be held mainly responsible 
for the failure to punish the guilty. Mr. Langdon hi 
nonnoed that this is to be his last term in public office. It is 
high time, therefore, that Mr. Langdon began to mal 
for himself. The moment that he pui_ if all 

schemes of private vengeance ai 

lishment, of justice, be will find bis wav much 
plainer and easier. His first and paramount duty - 

■ su.h shameful juggling of justice as has mark. 
dings with Abraham Ru- 
les to prosecute and pun - adiway- 
men in- their alleged victims, and loning 
private -. M ■ Lang ion may yet find him- 
- ■ faithful and 



Jandakt 4, 1908. 


Four years ago the Agricultural Department began a series 
of investigations to determine the causes of decay in fruits, and 
to ascertain how to ship (hem without loss to the growers. The 
work in California was done for the most part at Riverside, but 
also at Pasadena and other places. In the South, special atten- 
tion was devoted to the orange, while in the North, deciduous 
fruits and cold storage were investigated. In the Watsonville 
district the apple was studied. It was determined that rough 
handling renders fruit subject to decay, and that delay in stor- 
ing fruit after it is picked is harmful. It was found that Wat- 
sonville bell-flower apples not stored for ten days after being 
picked kept for two months less than fruit picked at the same 
time, but placed in storage at once. The delay between picking 
and storing causes a quick ripening of the fruit. The chief 
varieties of grapes are being investigated in a similar way, it 
being ascertained that rough handling, especially of the brittle 
varieties, causes a cracking of the grape at the stem, and (his 
in turn brings about mold and decay. These investigations have 
been made at Sacramento, Los Angeles and Pasadeaa. 

In Northern California, the conditions under which peaches-, 
apricots, cherries, etc., are marketed have been examined, with 
a view to finding a method of letting the fruit remain on the 
tree till it develops fine flavor and good color. This has led in 
a system of "pre-cooling," which means putting the fruit into 
cold storage as soon as possible after picking, and reducing its 
temperature to 35 degrees or 40 degrees before sending it away 
in refrigerator cars. Thus the ripening in transit, which took 
place when the fruit was put warm into the refrigerator cars, 
is prevented, and fruit fully ripe at the time of picking can now 
be shipped success fully. The improved method has been found 
particularly valuable in the case of apricots, which develop 
their full flavor only when ripe, and mature rapidly on the trees. 
Careful "pre-cooling'' tests have been made with oranges, but 
the experts of the Agricultural Department do not .consider 
the investigation complete as yet. Portable refrigerating plants 
which can be used in any part of the country are being con- 
structed for this work. The importance of the investigation can 
be estimated when it is stated that the losses of the growers from 
faulty methods of packing and shipping fruits amount to $500,- 
000, or even one million dollars each year. It has been found 
that about one-fifth of the oranges became susceptible to rot 
through rough handling, and that the largest returns are reaped 
by the growers who use most care in preparing their fruit for 
shipment. Oranges cut by the clippers are almost certain to rot 
before reaching market, and a large number .if dropped oranges 
decay, while only one per cent of sound fruit shows decay after 
being packed for two weeks. Sound fruit, brushed and washed 
in clean water, keeps much better than the same fruit unfinished 
and washed in dirty water. Mechanically damaged fruit shows 
a very high percentage of decay. As the value of the orange 
crops alone of California amounts to about thirty million dollars, 
it is easy to see how profitable it is to increase the market valua 
by improved methods of handling and shipping. Truly, "there 
are millions in it." Not only will the growers be benefited, but 
the consumer will get riper, better and more wholesome fruit 
than under present conditions. The fruit can be left for a 
week or ten days longer on the trees, and still reach market in 
sound condition. 


Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street 
o For the hilf year ending December 31, 1907. dividends upon all deposits at the rate of 
four |4| per cent per annum, free of taxes, will be payable on and after January 2,igo8. 

FRED W. RAY. Secretary. 


Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 

Corner Market. McAllister and Jones Streets 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of this society, held this day. a dividend 
has been declared at the rate of three and three-quarters [3 3-4] per cent per annum on all 
deposits for the six months ending December 31, Igor, free from all taxes, and payable 
on January 2. 1008. Dividends not drawn will be added to the deposit account, become a 
part thereof and earn dividend from January 1, 1008. 

FROM JANUARY r, 1,08. 

Dec. 27. 1907. 

R. M. TOWN. Secretary. 


Humboldt Savings Bank 

646 Market street 

For the half year ending December 31, 19Q7, a dividend has been declared on 
all savings deposits at the rate of three and eight-tenths [3 8-10] per cent per 
annum, free of taxes, payable on and after Thursday, Jan. 2, 1908; dividends 
not called for are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal 
from January' 1,1908. W. E. PALMER, Cashier. 

Dec. 26, 1907. 


The Savings and Loan Society 

101 Montgomery Street, corner Sutter 
has declared a dividend for the term ending December 31, 1907, at the rate 
of three and eight-tenths [3 8-10] per cent per annum on all deposits, free 
of taxes, and payable on and after Thursday, January 2, 1908. Dividends 
not called for are added to and bear the same rate of interest as principal. 



French Savings Bank of San Francisco 

10s Sutter Street 
For the half year ending December 31st, a dividend has been declared at the 
rate of 3.80 per cent per annum on all deposits, free of taxes, payable on 
and after Thursday, January 2nd, 1908. Dividends not called for are added 
to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from Jan. 2, 1908. 

CHAS. CARPY, President. 


Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street 
For the half year ending December 31, 1907, dividends upon all deposits 
at the rate of four [4] per cent per annum, free of taxes, will be payable 
on and after January 2, 1908. 

FRED W. RAY. Secretary. 


Bank of Italy 

632 Montgomery St., Montgomery Block, San Francisco 
For the half year ending December 31, 1907, a dividend has been declared 
at the rate of three and eight-tenths [3 8-10] percent per annum on all savings 
deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Thursday, Jan. 2, 1908. Dividends 
not called for are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the princi- 
pal from January 1, 1908. L. SCATENA, President 

GEO. G. CAGLIFRI. Cashier . 


The regular Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works, will be held at the office of the corporation, Number 
75 Fremont Street, San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, the 7th day of Jan- 
uary 1908, at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of electing a Board 
of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and the transaction of such other 
business as may come before the meeting. 

Dated: December 19th, 1907. 

Central Trust Company of California. 
For the half year ending December 31. 1907. a dividend has been de- 
clared on deposits in the savings department of this bank as follows: 
tin term deposits at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum, and on or- 
dinary deposits at the rate of three and three-quarters (3 3-4) per cent 
per annum, payable on and after Thursday, January 2, 1908. Dividends 
not called tor are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the 
principal from January 1, 1908. 

B. G.TOGNAZZ1. Manager. 
42 Montgomery street, corner Sutter. 

The Continental Building and Loan Association, 
For the six months ending December 31. 1907. a dividend has been de- 
clared of 4 per cent per annum on ordinary deposits and 6 per cent per 
annum on term deposits, payable on and after January -'. 1908. interest on 
ordinary deposits not called for will be added to the principal and there- 
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San Francisco Savings Union. 
For the half year ending December 31. 1907. a dividend has been de- 
clared at tiie rates per annum of four and one-tenth (4 1-10)) per cent on 
term deposits, and three and three-fourths (3 3-1) per cent on ordinary 
deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Thursday. Januarj .' 19oS. 

Depositors are entitled to draw their dividends at any time during the 
succeeding half year. A dividend not drawn will be added to the deposit 
account, become a part thereof, ami earn dividend from January 1st. 

LOVELL, WHITE. Cashier. 
Office — N. W. Cor. California and Montgomery Sts.. San Francisco, 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half year ending December 31. 1907. a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and eight-tenths (3 8-10) per cent per annum 
mi nil deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Thursday. Januarj 
^. I'.MIS. Dividends not called for are ad>le,l to and bear tin- same rate 
of interest as the principal from January 1, 1008. 

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Office — 526 California street, San Francisco. 

January i, 1908. 



!allnmtutg--A Npui %mrt 

Probably the mosl explicit and instructive description of bal- 
looning, which sport Bids Eair to become s strong rival to the au- 
tomobile game, was recently received by a friend from the well- 
known tourist, Charles .1. Glidden. Although the sport is yet 
young, and Mr. Glidden's experience comparatively limited, he is 
in a position to write intelligently on the subject. Mr. Glidden's 
first tour through space took place from Paris, France, where he 
made the ascension with a famous aeronaut, attaining an altitude 
of nearly ninety-three hundred feet, traveling for four hours, in 
which fifty-four miles were passed through. He also made a trip 
from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he attained an elevation of 
one and three-fifths miles, in three hours and twenty-six minutes. 
Leo Stevens, the world-wide aeronaut, who has made over eleven 
hundred ascensions, says that no two ascensions are alike. This 
will lend toward making this one of the most popular sports, for 
where there is variety and a tinge of danger, there will be found 
a following of enthusiasts. So great is the interest manifested 
in the United Slates that already the organization of Aero Cluhs 
is taking place in the larger Eastern cities. The Pittsfield Club 
is arranging a park to accommodate at least six ascensions daily. 
There will In' a club-house, and also stables for the balloon, in 
which if will receive expert care. Ascensions can he arranged for 
by wire or 'phone, as it lakes but forty minutes to till wilh gas. 
Expert pilots will he iii attendance. Flights of two or three 
hours i ;i ii lie made with Inn persons and a pilot, three in all, for 
seventy dollars. An owner of a balloon valued at from eight hun- 
dred to one thousand dollars, can take two friends up for thirty 
dollars a trip. So expert are some of the pilots, and the game 

has already taken such ;i place in the world of sports, that in 
1908 an attempt will be made to win the Gordon-Bennett tro- 
phy, the balim Cup. and in exceed Count le Value's long-distance 
record of 1205 miles, and Le Blanc's record of remaining in the 
air forty-four hours. The long-distance tests, with the exception 
of the Gordon-Bennett trial, which is to take place in Germany, 
will he held in the United States, which offers the best facilities 

and has dependable winds. The balloon is much easier handled 
than the automobile. One of thirty-live thousand feet capacity 
will lift sixteen hundred pounds. Before starting, the balloon 
is balanced, by adding to or throwing from the basket sand. 
which acts as ballast. When balanced, ii will gracefully and 
slowly ascend to one thousand or two thousand feei, and if noth- 
ing is done, will immediately descend to the earth again, and the 

trip is over. To descend, it is necessary In throw out sand Ml 
quantities varying from one to twenty pounds, and In continue 
tins as the temperature changes, the cold air driving ihe I 
down ami (lie warm air causing it to rise. If i to 

stnp the ascent immediately, the \ a 1\ •■ can he opened, which 
causes a rapid descent This must he gradually checked by 
throwing out sand. Mr. Glidden writes: "My recent exp 
affords a splendid illustration of a perfect landing. I; i 
cided to come down from an elevation of three thousand feet, 
we having a surplus of i'.'" pounds <>r sand. When within one 
hundred feet id' the ground over the anchorage, the anchor was 
1 1 rnnped. wnh eightj pounds of ballast, ami the valve was 
which allowed thi scape slowly. We touched the ground 

SO lightly thai a dinner plate under the luskel would not have 

been broken. At this I •., to prevent a rebound, I 

was pulled, and the entire volume of gas escaped, the 


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r !V American Automobile Association has caused to be intro- 
duced to the House of Representatives of the Fifty-ninth Con- 
gress, through Representative Cooks, a bill known as the ".Motor 
Vehicle Act." The proposed law is brought about by the re- 
quirements of different States in the Union, that all automobiles 
operated within the limits of the different Stales are liable m 
the laws and regulations covering motor vehicles of their par- 
ticular States. This means, under the present conditions, licit 
an owner of an automobile traveling from California to Maine, 
is compelled to register his car in every State requiring registra- 
tion, or be liable to the penalties provided in the several States, 
if failing to observe State laws of registration. The proposed 
new law is to provide Federal registration, that would carry a 
car through the confines of the United States, and the adjoin- 
ing Eoreign countries, or from the said foreign countries through 
the United Stares. The hill is one of the bust propositions thai 
the Association has fathered, and its necessity is more needed 
in the East than in California, where, in the former case, an 
owner can pass through several Stales in the day's run. [n the 
penalties for violation of the act, the only provision made seems 
I'm- the violation of registration. This is undoubtedly a weaji 
point in the law, for an owner may break the laws of the State 
through which he passes, and yet lie able to continue further, 
without chance of losing his right to the same, through lie 
provisions of the proposed bill. This is undoubtedly an injus- 
tice, as an owner may repeat the offense in every State he enters. 
The bill should undoubtedlv contain a clause that convicts for 
the infraction of State laws, and should at once make the IVd- 
eral registration null and void. It would seem that this will be 
one of the barriers which will hinder its adoption. There is, 
however, a section in the law which is very broad in its scope, 
and the power given therein might obviate the fault mentioned; 
it is the fifth clause of Section If. which provides that a com- 
missioner in charge of the motor vehicle department of the 
United States shall have power to adopt such rules and regula- 
tions as shall be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of 
ihis act. Such commissioner shall have power to issue certificates 
nid suspend and nullify the same as herein provided. It may he 
that ihose who have fathered his bill, shall claim that the Com- 
missioner under this clause will have tin' power to cancel regis- 
tration when the owner shall have infringed on the law- of an. 
particular State, yet for the safety of the advancement of the 
sport of automobiling, an amendment should undoubtedly be 
made, making the conviction, under the Staie laws, the power 
that shall cancel the registration. 

The sum aud substance of the bill is as follows: The proposed 
a« only applies to motor vehicles driven from one State to the.' 
other in the United Stairs, or in an adjacent foreign country, 
and operated and driven from such place in any oilier place in 
the United States. The Act dors not apply to motor vehicle? 
when operated and driven wholly within the State which is the 
residence of Hie owner. It further provides that the law- trdf- 
erning this act do not supercede the laws or regulations of any 
State, but merely provides lor a general registration which allows 
an interrupted trawl within (he boundaries of the United States, 
not subject to the registration clause of the differenl SI itgs 
through which the owner may pas-. Tic owner, however, will 
he subject to all rules and regulations of every State into which 
he enters. The application tor registration is similar to that of 
this State, except that the fee is five dollars for an owner and 
ten dollars for a manufacturer or dealer, with the privilege in 
the case of the latter to obtain duplicate numbers for different 
models, on (he payment of fifty cents for each number for the 
separate models. This act does not, however, release an owner 
from the compliance with the laws requiring the registration of 
his motor vehicle or vehicles of the State of which he is a resi- 
dent. The certificate of registration acts as a passport from one 
State to another; besides, the owner is required to exhibit the 
distinctive number assigned to the car separately and apart, 
from any such number displayed in accordance with the proi ision 
of the law of the State, under which such motor vehicle shall 

have previously been registered. The distinctive number, as an 
identification mark, shall consist of a white placard as a back- 
ground, upon the face of which shall appear the distinctive num- 
ber in black Arabic numerals, similar in size and shape as re- 
quired by the State laws of California. The numerals are to be 
preceded by the initials or abbreviations of the name of the State 
in which the owner resides, and followed by the tetters "U. S." 
The numbers are to be displayed on the from or back of the car. 
These numbers have to be so placed that the rays id' a lamp will 
illuminate them al a distance of at least two hundred feet. The 
penalty for a violation of any of the provisions of the act pro- 
vides that an owner forfeits his registration of all cars owned or 
operated by him, and the privileges can only be renewed upon 
the payment of a penalty fee of twenty-live dollars and live dol- 
lars for a new registration. In the case of a dealer who hires 
out a car, or lets the same for a period of longer than ten days, 
the registration for said car is canceled, and the party using 
saicl car will have to obtain registration in the usual manner. 
Those who display an identification mark or number which pur- 
ports to have been assigned to such vehicle, hut which is fictitious, 
will render the user liable to a suspension from the privileges oi 
this act lor a period ot live years. There is a provision made for 
the issuance lor duplicate certificates, in the ease of the loss of the 
original. The headquarters of the department that shall control 
the work of this registration is to be located in Washington, un- 
der the supervision of a special commissioner, appointed by the 

Women are becoming successful driver,- in fact. Even now 

many only consider women fair weather drivers. Miss Minnie 

Roberts of Madera, daughter of Colonel Return Roberts of that 
city, who has driven a White steamer tor the last three von-. 

proved this fact Last week, when she drove home from Los An- 
geles her rebuilt White in two days, including an introduction 
to a cloud burst in Tejon Pass. 

Miss Roberts has been visiting friends in Los Angeles and in- 
specting her White, which was being rebuilt as an up-to-date 
runabout, with casson folding seal on behind instead of tqnneau, 
and finding that the 315 mile- between her home town of Madera 


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January l, 1908. 



and Los Angeles was plainlj marked by the emblematic auto 
road lie eoni luded to drive her White home, instead of 

having ted bj railroad, the way it came smith. She secured 

a meehiiuic from the White garage, which had rebuilt her car, 
so in face of break-down this side of Bakersfield, where there 
is no telephone communication and few houses for over a hundred 
miles, she would not be helpless. 

Leaving Los Angeles early Tuesday morning, she made 118 
miles that day, being delayed by a terrific storm and cloud hurst 
in Te.jon Pass, and stopping over night at the Tejon Ranch, as 
she did not want to drive the last forty miles into Bakersfield 
in the dark, over unfamiliar roads, mostly in the sage brush. 

Wednesday the remaining 167 miles through Bakersfield, 
Tulare, Goshen and Fresno to Madera was made easily before 
dinner time. Miss Roberts taking the evening meal at her own 
home. Drivers who have been through Tejon Pass, which has 
an altitude of 4,2o0 feet, when informed of the drive of this 
young lady, said : ''I would not have ridden down the north side 
of the pass after the rain with her at any price." 

* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. B. Ransom and Mrs. W. B. Pringle motored 
from .San Francisco last week in Mr. Ransom's Great Arrow 

* * * 

So greai is the present, disposition to sing the praises of the 
medium-priced car that the ordinary observer is in danger of 
assuming that only very costly cars have been sold hitherto, and 
that the moderate priced car is a new discovery, the virtues of 
which are just becoming apparent. 

In the light of facia, this is almost ludicrous. It was the cheap 
and medium-priced cars that formed the foundation of the 
American automobile industry. At one time there was nothing 
else marketed by American makers, and even of late, when trade 
in the bigger and more costly cars has increased enormously, the 
proportionate sale of the former classes has not diminished 
materially. In numbers, as is well known, the big cars are still 
in a very decided minority. 

It is well to keep in mind also that the big, luxurious, costly 
car, even though it has been overdone abroad, and to a lesser 
extent here, is still the vehicle thai is wanted by the overwhelm- 
ing majority of the people who do not have to count costs too 

closely. IN buyers get the value received, and to this fad - 
ilue the certainty of iis continued popularity. 

* * * 

In October, 201 American automobiles were exported in other 
countries, their value being $276,198, which, with pans in the 
value of $ii. s;n. made a total of $318,068. During the month 
of October, a year ago, the total of exports was $247,094, so thai 
the gain for October alone is $70,9'! I. 

* * * 

( 'lurles 1 1. Burman, the Western represental h i of 1 be Pi 
Motor Car Company, of Cleveland, who known as one 

of the crack track-racing drivers of the automobile circuit of a 
few years ; i | arrived in the city on his annual tour. Bur- 

man, in discussing the outlook Eor the coming season, was ap- 
proached on the subject of track-racing, and was asked what he 
thought the future of the game would he. and also whal was his 
opinion of -mli events. Burman was most emphatic in his re- 


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marks ami forcibly said that it should be stopped. He remarked 
that the promoters who persisted in holding these events are very 

little less than murderers, Ei » race t lie a 

'iind the mill track without the cos at the rate 

these machine- can go al the present day. Wow, some three 01 

four ycar< ago, when I was in the racing game, doing the circuit 

with Barney Oldfield, we drove specially-built racing machines. 

were high work they 

do. \"i "i f them had over three-inch gears, and even 

then we were do ro a season atalities. I 

Men men killed on the track, and it wa- the last 

game. In one week, 
Barney Oldfield the fen..- and cut a gash in his 

skull, and when we picked him up. wc had very little hop 

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through the fence and was crippled for life, and one other driver 
who was killed. Now, take into consideration the machines we 
drove and the machines that arc now used on the track. The 
modern car that is to be seen in these contests throughout the 
country is the ordinary touring-car, stripped of its tonneau 
and every bit of removable weight. What is the result? You 
have a car that is high from the ground, with the greatest weight 
placed over the front axle. The result is that when a car is gives 
the turn, it is like driving a dart, the heavy end being forward. 
You have to draw it in to make the turn. The centrifugal force 
is something enormous, because the remaining weight of the car 
backs up this forward pressure. It can be easily seen that tre- 
mendous pressure is brought on the tires, and in a long-distance 
race the wea, and tear is terrific at a mile a minute gait, and 
the bursting or ripping off the tires, which is usually the casts, 
the cars rlar forward uncontrolled. At the rate of a mile a min- 
ute, the car travels eighty-eight feet in a second. This would 
mean that it would travel almost across the average track within 
that time, and there is not a driver who can possibly gain control 
of his car in that time. The result is that they go through the 
fence, and generally some one is killed. Another point to be 
considered is the fact that the average driver in the races is some 
cracker-jack chauffeur, who has been driving in private or public 
service, who graduates into the racing game. There is nol one in 
a hundred of these men who train for the contest. They will 
go "lit on tli,' track, warm up a hit. and go in a contest, ami under 

il xcitement of competition, they left oil', making the first turn 

easily and open up the car on the back stretch. Not being ac- 
quainted with the game, they gel their first trouble at the next 
turn, if they miss it here, sooner or later, gaining more confidence 
as the contest goes on, they fail to appreciate what they are doing, 
and sooner or later, at the turns, come to grief. Now, take for 
instance. Barney Oldlield. I know it for a fad that when lie 
started the racing game that for weeks and weeks he daily rode, 
mile after mile, on the track in his racing ears, not doing better 
than one-twenty, and even at the beginning, at a much slower 
pace. It was a long time before he attempted to essay a mile a 
minute, and then would only do it occasionally. Those who 
drove at that time drove cars that would seldom do better than 
forty miles. In striking contrast to these, we have the high- 

powered car of to-day, with the man that never trains. For these 

reasons alone, I consider that racing on the mile track with the 

modern automobile, even by experienced men, should be stopped. 

Such accidents as were witnessed last year do not help the game 

along, and if continued, will give the sport a set-back that will 

take years to overcome. 

* * * 

A most interesting report has been made on the Taximeter cab 
of New York. The company operated in that city, the last sea- 
son, one hundred and fifty cars, and by the opening of the spring 
weather, expect to have double number in service. There 
has been an erroneous opinion in San Francisco as to the charges 
made for fare! all previous reports have contained the statement 
that thirty cents was charged for the first half mile, and ten 
cents for the two additional quarters of a mile, and then thirty 
cents for the next half mile, and so on as long as the car is used. 
The charges are thirty cents for Hie first half mile, and ten 
cents for .•very additional quarter of a mile, and (en cents for 
every six minutes of wailing. The firsi batch of cars go into 

Bervice at seven in the morning, anil continue until trade stops. 

The cabs cover about eighty miles a day. and have made as high 
as one hundred and fifty miles. This would mean at a cost of 
fifty cents a mile, the car earns forty dollars gross, which is 

twelve hundred dollars per month, or fourteen thousand six hun- 
dred dollars in a year. The drivers get twenty per cent of the 
gross, less the cost of gasoline consul I. as salary. Adding li|>- 

to the percentage, it is stated thai some of them have netted as 
much as fifty dollars a week. One of the principal questions of 
the up-keep of these cars is the cost of tires. The company lias 
a system by which payment is made for tires according to mile- 
age. This relieves the company of a great deal of responsibility. 
A representative of the company is always in attendance at Hie 
depot, where every tire is numbered and a complete record kepi 
of the mileage. The Taximeter Cab has solved the problem of 
cab hire, which for years lias been the bane of the life of people 
who prefer this mode of conveyance to the street car. There is 
no disputing with the driver as to the fare, as the register com- 
putes the distance, and the amount demanded for hire. It will 
lie easily seen that it is merely a matter of time when these vehi- 
cles will he seen in use in all of the principal cities- 




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JaNDABT 4, 1908. 



There has been a decided change in recent years among 
American automobile manufacturers in regard to power rating. 
While a ti'H years ago the foreign rating was considerably lower 
than the American, the same cannot be said to-day of the better 
.lass American ears. An instance of ibis is ahown by a com- 
parison of the ratings in a table compiled by "L'Auto" of Paris, 
showing the details of scum- of the high-grade six-cylinder motors 
at this year's Parisian slum, and the rating of the Thomas 6-70 
Special as an example of the highesl grade American car. 

I. "Auto lists but one ear of as large a cylinder bore as the 

Thomas Six, and gives that ear a rating of 75 catalogue h. p. At 

the same time, it lists a ear of 120 m m. at 75-80, one of 130 
m m. at 75, and one well known German ear of 120 m m. bore 
at 75. The Thomas has a bore of 'it- inches, or 139 7-10 m m., 
and the makers give this ear a rating of 70 b. ]>.. lints showing 
that they are really more conservative in their rating than Euro- 
pean manufacturers. 

Livery Mutvr Cms in Milan. 

There are 50 benzine motor cars owned by a private company 
in Milan. They are in three sizes — 12-1 (i, 16-24 and 28-40 
horsepower — and are of the best Italian makes, handsomely fitted 
up. Each car has a taximeter) about the size of a watch, fitted 
to the axle at the hub of the right fore wheel, which shows the 
distance run. The rates lor hire of these ears are: For the 
smallest size, a fixed charge of $8 a day plus 25 cents a mile; 
for the next size, .$10 a day plus 29 cents a mile; and for the 
largest size. $15 a day plus 45 cents a mile. These charges per 
mile cover the benzine expense and all other charge. The drivers 
are paid from $20 to ^40 per month, and patrons are expected 
to provide food and lodging on the road and a tip at the end of 
the trip. The men are furnished with a Livery by the company. 
Each car carries a complete repair outfit, and the drivers are ex- 
perienced mechanics. The linn states thai ils net earnings are 
fairly satisfactory. 

The re-organization of the Citizens' Alliance having been 

effected, under the direction of a new president and executive 
committee, assisted by an advisory board of seventy-five, and 
associated with the Citizens' Industrial Association of America, 
of New York, notice is given that the Legal and Publicity De- 
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January 4, 1908. 

Stye Steturn of luatttpsa (Emtfttonre 

Conservative reports from all parls of the country strongly 
indicate a resumption of industries temporarily checked by the 
recent financial disturbance.. In the following article appear- 
ing in the New Yuri.- Herald, recently, are given many 

instances of railways ami manufacturing plants preparing to 
resume with a full force and on full Han-. These instances 
offer tangible proofs of a complete return of business con-r 
fidence and a disappearance of panicky symptoms. 

That business confidence is returning with substantial empha- 
sis throughout the country, though conservatism naturally still 
is much in evidence, is attested by reports from all sections of the 
United States which have been received at Chicago. Throughout 
the territory extending from the Far West to the extreme East 
these advices indicate that industry is reviving from the depres- 
sion incident to the recent financial disturbance. 

Chicago financial authorities, basing their statements on ac- 
curate reports privately obtained, assert that convincing evidence 
of substantial returning confidence is found in the number of 
mills and factories which have resumed operation. More closed 
banks have reopened their doors. Bank note circulation has ex- 
panded under special facilities offered. 

One of the best features is held to be practical elimination of 
a premium on currency. Wholesale houses in many centers are 
receiving orders of usual size from country merchants. Retail 
trade is more active and sales of holiday goods are effectively 
supplementing the usual dealings in staple merchandise. 

Railroads which laid off thousands of workmen now are calling 
for great numbers of men and resuming improvements and other 
work which had been deferred under the financial stress. Build- 
ing projects have assumed new headway. Throughout Pennsyl- 
vania the iron and steel industry is awakening to renewed ac- 
tivity. This condition is echoed throughout the textile manu- 
facturing, confers of the New England States. In addition, 

Thousands of workmen are being re-employed and work has be- 
gun from end to end of the big system. Western newspapers 
hear advertisements calling for thousands of men. 

This step on the Harriman system has had a reassuring > (feet. 
Smaller railroads have felt the stimulus, and. with confidence re- 
stored by this initiative, are taking steps to re-employ men in 
construction and similar work. It is confidently predicted that 
the Eastern trunk lines, which dropped thousands of men Borne 
time ago, will take a similar course. The effect of lliis re-em- 
ployment of laborers, it is asserted, will prove a great sustaining 
force that will be felt through the merchants' stores to the mills 
and factories. 

Reports from St. Louis state that the Terminal Railroad Asso- 
ciation, which had postponed enlargement of its terminals there. 
has decided to continue the work, and to expend a! least $4,000,- 
000 in improvements within the next few months. Operations 
will be regulated in part by the enactment of certain legislation 
from the Municipal Assembly. But extension work will continue 
without interruption, 'and approved plans cover improvements 
which will aggregate a cost of $12,000,000. Financial strin- 
gency lias not affected the industrial plants of that city, 

San Antonio, Texas, reports that Mexican lines arc engaging 
all the men they can get in the United States, and that probably 
;i thousand or more already have crossed the boundary to work 
there. The Missouri and North Arkansas continues extention to 


National assets, $1,500,000,000,000. 

Farm wealth. $7,412,000,000. 

Exports domestic merchandise annually $1,853,718,000 

Mineral production, annually, $3,000,000,000. 

Manufacturing products, annually, $14,802,147,000. 

Live slock, total value, -S4,875,000,000. 

Seven cereal crops, 1907. $2,378,000,000. 

Wheat crop, 1907, $500,000,000. 

Cotton crop, 1907, $675,000,000. 

Corn, 1907, $1,350,000,000. 

Hay, 1907, $1,350,000,000. 

Dairy products, 1907, $173,765,000. 

Poultry and eggs. 1907, $000,000,000. 

Money in circulation $3,250,000,000. 
Money in Federal Treasury, $345,246,500. 
Lumber production, 1907, $550,000,000. 

lower call money rates are stimulating speculative purchases. 

More than 2,000 Western banks have pen ied Chicago banks 

for a resumption of currency payments, ft is predicted in well 
informed quarters that this request may be acceded to during the 
ensuing week, or at least within ten days. With regard to this 
matter, however, the Chicago banks are lending close attention 
to New York and Wall street. Added confidence that this step 
is at hand is afforded by the statement of Controller of the Cur- 
rency Ridgely, who has been a visitor in Chicago. He has as- 
serted that the Middle West rapidly is approaching the normal 
and that, with the exception of a few small institutions west of 
Illinois, the hanks practically are ready to resume full currency 

Much interest centers in the President's annual message to 
Congress and the assurances from Washington that it will be 
conservative and reassuring in tone. It is held, if the message 
is attended by a confident expression of belief in the country's 
resources and an appeal to all citizens to cease hording and keep 
their money in circulation, it will be a helpful factor in facili- 
tating a return of industry and merchantry to normal basis, to 
which goal all affairs now are harmoniously headed. 

From the Chicago viewpoint, one of the foremost tangible 
proofs of the return to better times is found in the resumption 
of construction work along the line of the Harriman railroads. 

.loplin. Mo., and Helena, Ark. The Illinois Traction System is 
reported as having begun a $2,500,000 bridge at St. Louis, and 
as preparing to expend $3,000,000 for terminals there. 

Heavy orders for equipment have been made by many rail- 
roads. The Union Pacific, as told in press despatches, has placed 
orders for 1,500 pressed steel ears, as well as for twenty-five 
new locomotives from the Baldwin works. Nearly $1,000,000 
worth of railroad ties are being assembled at Kansas City and 
Omaha for double tracking work that is to he performed. Or- 
ders for special Pullmans and lor improved steel passenger 
coaches also have been given. 

Behind the railroads, which thus are again absorbing the in- 
creasing surplus of unskilled labor, are the mills and factories. 
News of resumption of operations has come from various quar- 
ters. It is reported from Philadelphia that a prominent official 
of the United States Steel Corporation asserts that the last few 
days have shown a noticeable improvement in the steel situation. 
Several mills which have been closed will reopen their doors in 
the near future, he asserts. This official states that the steel 
corporation has accepted no cancellations of orders, though many 
have been deferred, all of which will become operative as condi- 
tions continue to improve. 

Pittsburg reports that the big steel plant of the Republic Iron 
and Steel Company, at Youngstown, Pa., will resume operations 

JANUARY I. 1908. 



early in the week. Ai the general offices of this corporation it 
was asserted thai the situation warrants resumption in all plants 
sluu down 'in account of the stringency. The Valley [ron Works 
and the Brown-Bonnel! plant, both Ybungstown wqrks controlled 
by the Republic Company, have re-opened with full forces. 

Conservatism sidll is evidenl in the manufacturing field, but 
returning confidence is performing effective service. No accu- 
mulation of stocks is being permitted. In many cases there are 
ample contracts in hand. Work in some instances is curtailed 
because customers request delaj in deliveries, as funds are not 
yet immediately available for settlement. All such concerns, 
however, report that lliey expect to have machinery in full op- 
eration by January first at the latest. — American Industries. 


The triumphal advance of the prohibition idea still continues. 
J. W. Ellsworth, a millionaire New York' coal operator, offered 
the town of Hudson, adjacent to which are his holdings, the sum 
of $300,000 for a new municipal lighting plant, and a new sew- 
erage system, conditioned upon the carrying of the elections by 
the party of total abstinence. As a result, the town went "dry" 
by a vote of 366 to 138, and the saloon men express intense dis- 
gust at this attempt at "influence." The more of this species of 
influence the better. The low dive-keeper, with all his attendant 
parasites, are being legislated out of existence everywhere, and 
the reputable dealer in the retail liquor trade is forced to suffer 
for the sins of the sewer rats who disgrace the business. 

The moderate drinker, the man in control of his appetites, 
can, in the "dryest" of localities, secure his moderate allow- 
ance, but the saloon hum, the petty thief, the hold-up man. and 
all the motley horde of degenerates who infest the slum brothels, 
are forced to other localities, as the court records abundantly 


With the advent of the New Year, t0,000 men are returning 
to work in the Pittsburg factories. Orders are pouring in from 

all quarters, and the "depression," il igin of which was purely 

psychological, has vanished. It is now in order for the Hearst 
papers to again attempt to create a spirit of distrust, by re-enter- 
ing upon a crusade of misrepresentation and lies against the 

captains of industry who have piloted ibis country to the premier 

position in the i mercial world. The people, however, though 

slow to learn, are equally slow in Eorget; and it i< doubtful if 
a dozen Hearsts and Brisbanes all lei fmsc at once in 8 thou- 
sand yellow journals, would carry any influence worth discussing. 

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San Francisco,, December 26. 1907. 
Editor of the San Francisco News Letter. 

Sir — I have seen a great deal in the papers of late about the 
city's objection to overhear! wires, and many discussions relative 
to their removal, and it strikes me as most extraordinary that the 
companies who had franchises and put up those wires at their 
own expense should be ordered by the city to replace them under- 
ground, and again at their own expense. Why, may I ask, does 
not the city assume the cost of the alteration? Suppose I pur- 
chased from the city the lease of a piece of property and put up 
a house on san e, and when the building was finished and paid 
for, the city should find the style of architecture not in accord 
with the taste of the public. Must I, perforce, pull down my 
house and build it over again with money out of my own pocket ? 
Would not. rather, the eity offer me indemnity, l having built 
my house in good faith and been in no wise responsible for the 
proposed change? There are those who protest that the com- 
panies are rich, and therefore able to make the alteration, but 
have we any more right to hold up a rich man than a man in 
moderate circumstances? Take, for instance, the Gas and Elec- 
tric Company. How many, I wonder, gave a thought, to their 
enormous losses by fire when insisting upon the same gas rate as 
before the calamity? And now on top of all their struggles we 
are requesting them to put their wires, many of which have but 
just been replaced, underground. 

Also the representatives of the United Railroads, who have 
persevered with such indomitable pluck in the face of such over- 
whelming opposition, should We not lend them a helping hand? 

It cannot be possible that our new Government, from which 
source we have been told to expect so much, is going to add its 
quota of persecution. Let us sincerely hope not. 



Real Sons of the Golden "West are very few in Congress, but 
Ezra Meeker, the former hop king, who has driven an ox team 
over the Oregon trail and has just been receiver] at the While 
House offices, learned something about them that he had not 

"I have heard about many men and women who were born in 
emigrant wagons on the way West," said Mr. Meeker, "hut I 
never yet saw one." 

"Well, I-was born in an emigrant wagon like yours," inter- 
posed Representative Needham of California, who was in the 
President's office at the time, "but my father's prairie schooner 
was drawn by horses, not oxen. 

"Former Senator John M. Gear-in, of Oregon, who was here 
iast winter as the democratic predecessor of Jonathan Bourne," 
added the Californian, "was also born mi the emigrant trail." — 


There is such evident malice in all the accounts given in the 
daily press regarding the affairs of the California Safe Deposit 
and Trust Company that the statement of Mr. James Treadwell 
comes in the nick of time to confirm the statements made by the 
News Letter that the securities owned by the hank would be 
found worth much more than interested parties would make them 
appear. Mr. Treadwell's statement makes interesting reading, 
and. in a great measure, goes to exonerate Messrs. Brown and 
Bartnett of many of the charges made against them. 

The police interference in this case is of the usual character, 
and docs not tend to give any one confidence in the charges 
made against the bankers. "Clumsily and bunglingly arranged 
efforts at obtaining backsheesh" is the way an ex-detective de- 
scribes the police interference. If one is to judge by the past 
record of the department, this ex-detective ought to know. 

Meanwhile, the bank is to be re-organized or pass into the 
hands of a receiver. In either event, the securities, as we have 
said before, will be found much more valuable than the daily 
papers would, for some strange reason, have us believe. 

When the Pettibone trial is over and the case goes to 

the jury and Pettibone is convicted, what shall we think of the 
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By Chaeles M. Harvey. 

The question as to the side which the railroads and other cor- 
porations will take in the presidential campaign of 1908 is be- 
ginning to get some attention from the party leaders and the 
country. Heretofore, it has been assumed that most of the 
moneyed interests favored the Republican party. This was par- 
ticularly true of the two Bryan canvasses, especially that of 1896. 
In the inquiry by the Armstrong Committee in New York two 
years ago. heads of insurance companies, who had been Demo- 
cratic before that time, testified that they made heavy contribu- 
tions to the Republican campaign fund. The issue of 100-cent 
versus .50-cent dollars prompted them to take the Republican 
side regardless of their previous party affiliations, and they jus- 
tified their use of the money of the insurance companies to aid 
in defeating Bryan by the argument that Bryan's success would 
have reduced the value of all the property of the country, would 
have cut down the income of every wage worker, and would thus 
have assailed the interesi of every policy-holder. For that rea- 
son, the insurance company child's contended that they were mak- 
ing the best possible use of the funds committed to their charge. 
To a considerable extent, the same considerations operated in 
1900, when Mr. Bryan made his second canvass. Most of the 
money which was contributed to the campaign funds of the big 
parties, was given to the Republicans. 

Change Will Occur. 

But in 1908 the situation will be altered. A Republican Con- 
gress has recently passed, and a Republican President has signed, 
several measures which, in one or other of their stages, were op- 
posed by the moneyed interests. The railway rale regulation act 
was the most important of.these measures, and excited the most 
discussion in and out of Congress. A Republican Congress also 
passed and a Republican President signed, a meat inspection, z. 
pure food and other bills which affected large moneyed interests, 
and which were opposed by them at the outset. In some cases, 
the opposition was continued to the end. This course was not ex- 
actly calculated to win the support of those interests for the 
Republican party in the ensuing canvass. Moreover, legislation 
on most of those issues was urged by the President long before 
Congress acted. Tn some cases, the legislation did not go quite 
so far as the President desired. Moreover, the President i- ask- 
ing for further railway enactments. He wants a physical valua- 
tion of the roads, so as to give the public an opportunity to tell 
whether or not their slock i- watered and the extent of the water- 
ing, if any. Likewise, he wants an income tax and a tax on in- 
heritances, both of which are opposed by the money interests. 

In all the measured hen' mentioned, which have been passed 
by Congress, party lines were broken. Democrats were as en- 
thusiastic as Republicans in supporting all of them. Tn some 
cases the Democrats were more ardently in favor id' these meas- 
ures than were tbe Republicans. Mr. Bryan and other Demo- 
cratic leaders said that the railroad rate regulation act was a 
Democratic measure — that it was urged in tbe Democratic plat- 
form before the Republicans look ii up. This has created a eon- 
fusion which lias disconcerted s of the conservative and solid 

financial interests, and. while they are not less distrustful of 
the Democrats than they were formerly, they are far from being 
enthusiastic in their devotion to the Republicans. They think 
that even if. as some of the Democrats say. tbe Republicans stole 
a leaf out of tbe Democratic book in many of the important 
measures of tbe recent Congress, tbe Congress and the Presidenl 
were and arc Republicans, and the Republican party is responsi- 
ble for the legislation. There is talk (bat oilier legislation will 
soon lie enacted which will fie aimed at the activity of some of tbe 
combines, and will thus arouse the opposition of the financial 

More Suits; Broil fjlif. 

In the past four or five years, several times more sails have 
been brought under rhe Sherman anti-trust law of ISflfi than 
were instituted in all the previous years since thai law was placed 
on the statute book. A more vigorous enforcement of tbe Inter- 

state Com ree Ael of 1SS^ lias boon made by the present ad- 
ministration than was ever attempted before by any President. 
The Elkins amendment of 1903 to the Interstate Commerce Act 
which aims to prevent rebating ami to bead oil' other corporate 
abuses, was a Republican measure, ami lias been enforced rigidly 
by the Republican administration. 11 was under the Elkins 
ael that tbe Standard (til Company was recently attacked, ami 
under which tbe $29,000,000 line was imposed \<\ Federal Judge 
Lamlis. More laws reducing passenger rales have been enacted 

in tbe pasl year and a ball' than in the previous quarter of a 
century. And tbe railroad child's say that these were incited 
by the Hepburn amendment of 1906 to tbe Interstate Com- 
merce law. The President bad for two or three years previously 

been urging legislation along the lines of the Hepburn act. and 
that aei did not go so far as be desired. Messrs. Rockefeller, 
Hill, Harriman and other beads of great corporations say the 
policy of the administration is adverse to tbe financial interests 
of the country. A large majority of the people think these mag- 
nates are mistaken, but tbe magnates will certainly not feel like 
contributing heavily to Republican campaign funds next year 
unless Bryan should be nominated by the Democrats. Bryan's 
nomination would, in a certain degree, commit tbe Democrats to 
his idea of Government ownership of the railroads, which is 
more objectionable to tbe railway chiefs than is tiny policy 
which has been enacted or urged by the Republicans. 

Another influence which will diminish subscriptions to tbe 
campaign funds of the parties is that a law was passed in tbe 
recent Congress forbidding such contributions by corporations. 
This measure was Democratic in it.- origin, but its enactment by 
a Republican Congress [daces on the Republican patty the re- 
sponsibility for its passage. For the advance in tbe rale- for 
money, the Republican administration is held responsible by 
some of the railway magnates. The expansion in business would 
account for much of the advance in money, but the charge that 

tbe President and bis party have bail a band ill sending it up 

will help to turn some of tin- aeyed interests against them. 

.1 ttitude I 'ik ertain. 

Thi- male- tin attitude of the great corporations in the can- 
vass of 1908 somewhat uncertain, unless Bryan should be put up 

by tbe Democrats. In thai case most of the Financiers and busi- 
ness men would undoubtedly alien themselves with the Republi- 



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cans. Government ownership of the railroads is as obnoxious 
to the corporate interests of the country to-day as free coinage of 
silver al 11! to 1 was to the business interests of 1896. Thus the 
question of the side which will be taken by a majority of the 
railroad chiefs, the bankers and the heads of the other big in- 
terests of the country is very uncertain. It is entirely certain, 
however, that the contributions to the cash boxes of each of the 
parties will he smaller than they have been heretofore. 

When the Republican party first appeared, the business inter- 
ests of the country shunned it on account of its imagined radical 
programme. Republican success, it was feared, and justly, would 
provoke the South to secede, and this meant war and disturbance 
to trade. It would cut off the Northern manufacturer's and mer- 
chant's market in the South, and hence most of the moneyed men 
of the country supported Buchanan and the Democrats in 1856. 
The opposition to the Republicans among the moneyed men of 
the country was less strong in 1S60 than it was in 1856, but even 
in that year most of the financiers held aloof from the party. 
Afterward the Republicans became the favorites of the money 

Particularly was this true on account of the Republicans' 
tariff and monetary policies. The tariff was thrust in the back- 
ground during the Civil War and the reconstruction days, but 
it came to the front in 1872, and it remained at the front until 
1896, when it was displaced by silver. From the beginning, the 
Republicans leaned toward conservatism and sanity on the money 
issue, so far as this was deemed safe. The Republicans passed 
the act in 1869, which strengthened the public credit and saved 
the greenbacks from a slump which had been predicted on account 
of the Pendleton idea of 1868, to pay the bonds in greenbacks. 
They enacted the specie resumption law of 1875, which went into 
operation in 1879, and which brought all the country's currency 
up to the gold level, and has held it up to that line ever since. 
These acts naturally won for the party the support of most of 
the business element of the country. They gained for it large 
subscriptions to its campaign funds in the successive Presidential 

Bill Was Changed. 

When Bland's free silver bill of 1877 passed the Democratic 
House, it was changed into a limited coinage bill in the Republi- 
can Senate, and enacted in that form. Therefore it was less dan- 
gerous to the country. But even in that farm many Republicans 
opposed it, and opposed all silver legislation. The Republican 
President, Hayes, vetoed the bill, but it was passed over the veto. 
many Republicans joining the majority of the Democrats in en- 
acting it. In all the subsequent silver legislation, (he Republi- 
cans were a little less radical than were (he Democrats. In the 

end the Republicans turned against silver altogether, pu 
plank in their platform of 1896, and put the gold standard in 
the statutes in 1900, the Democrats, al the same line declaring 
squarely (<<r throwing the mints sride open to silver on the same 
terms as to gold. Tin' latter acl won the support of the great 
bulk of the business element of the country for the Repu 
parly, and this support was retained until the recent anti-cor- 
poration legislation, which b is aided in enacting. 

The firsl lime thai the trust issue ever came up in a national 
convention was in the Republican gathering of 1888. "We de- 
clare our imposition to all combinations of capital, organized in 
trusts or otherwise, to control arbitrarily the condition of trade 
among our citizens; and we recommend to Congress and the 
Legislatures, in then jurisdictions, such legisla- 

tion as will prevent the execution of all schemes to oppi 
people by undue charges on their supplies, or by unjust rates 
for the transportation of their products to market." ThU was 
the anti-combine expression in the Republican platform o 
en which General Harrison stood in his first campaign for the 

Presidency. The Republican Congress chosen in that ca 

enacted the Sherman anti-trust law of 1890, and President Har- 
rison signed it. Under that act many of the combim - 
attacked in the years which have passed since that time. V 
these attacks have taken place, however, during President 
volt's administration. 

This was the earliest direct, emphatic expression on the ques- 
tion of the trusts which was made by any great part v. The Demo- 
cratic national convention of lss\ ary to the usual rule 
with these parties, met earlier than the Republican convention. 
but dealt with tl ttly indirectly and casual! 


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or 16 cents in stamps for a full box. 

The ELBOTito Silicon Co., 30 Cliff Street, New York 

Grocers and Druggists sell It. 


Location of principal place of business, San Francisco, California. Location of works, 
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors held on the 10th day 
of December, igo?. an assessment Number i of ioc per share was levied upon the capital 
stock of the corporation, payable immediately in United States Gold Coin to the Secretary 
at the office of the company, Number 227 Eddy St., San Francisco, California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the nth day of January, 
iqo8, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is 
made before, will be sold on Tuesday, the 28th day of January, 1908, to pay the delinquent 
assessment, together with the cost of advertising and expense of sale. 
By order of the Board of Directors. 

J. B. TALLMaN, Secretary 

Office — No. 227 Eddy Street, San Francisco. 

Savage Gold and Silver Mining Company. 
Location of principal place of business. San Francisco, Cal. Location 
of Works, Virginia City. Storey County, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, 
held on the ISth day of November, 1007, an assessment (No. 10) of 10 
(ten) cents per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corpora- 
tion, payable immediately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary, 
at the office of the company, room 116, No. 339 Bush street, San Francisco, 
Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless 
payment is made before, will be sold on THURSDAY, the 30th day of 
January, 1908. to pay the delinquent assessment, together with the cost 
of advertising and expenses of sale. 
By order of the Board of Directors. 

JOHN W. TWIGGS. Secretary. 
Office — Room 116, No. 339 Bush street, San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Tin Mines Co., Inc. 
The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Pacific Tin 
Minos Co., Inc., will be held at the office of Mr. R. P. Schwerin. third 
Boor. Blood Building. Market and Powell streets, San Francisco, on 
WEDNESDAY, th-- 15th of January. 1908. at 12 o'ctork M.. for the pur- 
Ing a Hoard of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and 
for ths consideration and transaction of any other business that may be 
brought before the meeting. P. A. MARRIOTT. Secretary. 

Household Goods ship- 
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and South at reduced 

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January 4, 190S. 

by Democratic principles, the interests of the people are be- 
trayed when, by unnecessary taxation, trusts and combinations 
are permitted to exist, which, while unduly enriching the few 
that combine, rob the body of our citizens by depriving them of 
the benefits of natural competition.'' The Republican utter- 
ance was more direct and decisive than this. The particular 
trust which the Republican and Democratic platform Iramers 
had in mind was the sugar trust, which was formed in 1886, 
and which, in 1887, first began to attract attention. 

An Earlier Combine. 

The Standard Oil Company was an earlier combine than the 
sugar trust, and had been attacked by politicians and also by 
publicists, before the sugar trust appeared, but it did tiot work 
quite so obt iisively in those days as did the sugar combine, and 
Urns, for the moment, it escaped assault in the conventions and 
in Congre -. 

The sugar trust figured directly in the canvass of 1888 through 
the charge which the Republicans made that Havemeyer, the 
trust's head, had been allowed to draw up the refined sugar 
schedule in the Mills bill of that year. As an expert, Havemeyer 
had been consulted by the Democratic members of the Ways and 
Means Committee when they were framing their bill, and the 
Republicans believed thai he was responsible for the prevision 
which deali with refined sugar. For this privilege, so the Re- 
publican campaign managers charged, the sugar trust made a 
heavy contribution to the Cleveland fund in that year. That was 
the year in which Cleveland was defeated. In one shape and an- 
other the trusts have figured in nearly every platform of the 
Republican and Democratic parties from 1888 onward. In mosi 
of the campaigns, however, the corporations undoubtedly made 
larger contributions to the Republican canvass than they did to 
the Democratic. Despite Cleveland's proclaimed desire for tariff 
revision downward, and for the removal of the duties on several 
important products, his reputation for conservatism gave him the 
support of a large portion of the business interests of the coun- 
try. His victory in ISO-? did not disturb Wall street at the 
i ni'iit. though the menace of tariff reduction, which his elec- 
tion carried, coupled with the silver dilution of the currency 
through the Bland-Allison ad of 1878 and the Sherman law of 
1890, and the reduction of the revenues in the previous two or 
three years, unsettled confidence and made the people believe 
that a collapse was impending. And the collapse came. 

In several days, the panic of 1893 helped the Republicans as 
a party. And one of those wavs was that it swung the business 
interests over to the Republican side in almost a solid body. In 
the Congressional canvass of ISO 1 the Republican campaign 
fund was said to have been larger than bad been raised in any 
previous "off" year. and. of course, the fund was still larger in 
1896, when a President and a Congress was to be chosen, ami 
when the gold standard was made the paramount issue in the 
campaign. In 1900 also the financial interests of the country 
were overwhelmingly on the Republican side. There was a more 
even division in 190 1. Parker being deemed to In' Bafe and sane. 
Wall street's favors were pretty evenly distributed in 1904. Rut 
in 190S. when they imagine they are menaced by the legislation 
enacted and proposed by both sides, there is a profound uncer- 
tainty as to which party will command the corporations' favors. 


Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

have opened at corner of California and Polk street. 


Your attention is respectfully called to the excellence and high 
conservative standing of 


Please do not forget these goods when ordering 
Yours Sincerely, 

Oakland, 373 13th St. Pacific Coast Manager 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which are amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia, the Halifax 
Banking Co. and the Merchants' Bank of Prince Edward Island. 

Paid-up Capital $10,000,000 Reserve Fund $5,000,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $113,000,000 
B. E. WALKER, President. ALEX LAIRD, General Manager 

LONDON OFFICE — 60 Lombard St., E. C. 
NEW YORK OFFICE — 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, Fernle. 
Greenwood. Kamloops. Ladysmith, Nanaimo. Nelson, New Westminster, 
Penticton, Prince Rupert, Princeton, Vancouver (3), and Victoria. 

YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

UNITED STATES — Portland, Seattle and Skagway (Alaska.) 

OTHER BRANCHES — Alberta. 25: Saskatchewan, 18; Manitoba. 20; 
Ontario and Quebec. 62; Maritime Provinces. 19. 

BANKERS IN LONDON — The Bank of England. The Bank of Scot- 
land, Lloyd's Bank. Ltd., The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

SAN FRANCISCO— Main office. 325 California St. Branch— Cor. Van 
Ness and Eddy. 

A. KAINS. Manager. BRUCE HEATHCOTE. Asst. Manager . 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 706 Market street, Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000. Paid-up Capital and Surplus. $620,000 

James D. Phelan. President; John A. Hooper, First Vice-President; 
James K. Moffitt. Second Vice-President; George A. Story. Cashier; C. 

B. Hobson, Assistant Cashier; A. E. Curtis, Second Assistant Cashier. 
DIRECTORS— James D. Phelan. John A. Hooper. J. K. Moffitt, Frank 

J. Sullivan, Rudolph Spreckels,. R. D. McElroy, Charles Holbrook, J. C. 
McKlnstry, Rolla V. Watt. 

This bank does a savings business exclusively, paying interest on all 
deposits. One dollar will open an account, and remittances can be sent 
by Express. Post-office order or check. Write for particulars. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $6,000,000 Paid-up. $1,600,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund. $700,000 

This bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 

J. FRlEDLANDER. Cashier. 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd, 

N. W. Cor. Sansome and Sutter Streets. 
Subscribed Capital, $2,500,000. Paid-up Capital. $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund, $1,200,000. 
Head Office — 40 Threadneedle St., London, E. u. 
AGENTS — New York — Agency of the London, Paris and American 
Bank, Limited. No. 10 Wall street, N. Y.; Paris — Messrs. Lazard Freres 
& Cie, 17 Boulevard Poissonier. Draw direct on the principal cities of 
the world. Commercial and Travelers' credits issued. 

R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up in cash 1.000,000.0 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,403.755.68 

Deposits, June 29. 1907 38,156,931.28 

Total Assets 40,679.204.63 

Remittances may be made by Draft, Post Office or Wells, Fargo & Co's 
Money Orders, or coin by Express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
12 m., and Saturday evenings from 7 o'clock p. m. to 8 o'clock p. m. for 
receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS— President. N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President. Emil Rohte; Cashier. A. H. R. Schmidt: Assistant 
Cashier. William Herrmann; Secretary, George Tourny; Assistant Secre- 
tary, A. H. Muller; Goodfollow & Eells. General Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS— N. Ohlandt. Daniel Meyer, Emil Rohte. Ign. 
Steinhart. I. N. Walter, J. W. Van Bergen, F. Tillman. Jr., E. T. Kruse 
and W. S. Goodfellow. 

Continental Building and Loan Association 

Market and Church Streets, San Francisco, Gal. 

In Business for IB Years 

are bought largely for SAFETY. Building and Loan Association 
stock Is bought for the same reason — SAFETY — and also because 
it pays a higher rate of Interest. The Continental Building and 
Loan Association pays 6 per cent net per annum, payable semi- 

Washington Dodge, President. William Corbln, Secretary. 

Market and Church Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 


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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 

The News Letter is a member of the California Periodical Publishers' Association. 


San Francisco, Cal., January II, 1908 

No. 2 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott. 773 Market St., San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Temporary 3594. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal.. Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London office — 30 Cornhill, E. C. England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
in the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

Those have been the biggest January dividends on record. 

Lei us have the same or larger dividends next year, but 

please leave mil the criminal financial flurry. 

The scheme of Greater Oakland should he so arranged as 

In hike in Emeryville, and at the same time to effectually kill 
the race track game. 

Mrs. Eleanor Glynn's manners need refurbishing and 

cleansing. II would lake something more than "three weeks" in 
a finishing school to make (hem passably decent. 

Steps should he taken to exclude the undesirable foreigner 

by making it impossible to come into the country unless provided 
with sufficient cash to live on for six months. Say five hundred 
dollars or so. 

There is a. wireless telephone in operation between Copen- 
hagen and Berlin, and the distance is '?.*>0 miles. Experts are 
of the opinion that it will always be impossible to telephone 
across the ocean. Experts are always wrong. 

Mr. Eoebling, Ihe sled and wire magnate, is reported as 

threatening to sell bis magnificenl estate down at Asheville, ('.. 
simply because of the fact thai prohibition is to be enforced. 

Mr. Roebling is a slave I" principle if mil lo his cellar. 

There is a vague possibility thai il may some day dawn 

mi I lie statesmen at Washington that to eliminate all Philippine 
tariffs will be to serve the whole people, while lo maintain a 

tariff for the benefit of the sugar ami tobacco truBt is to benefit 

one or two millionaires. 

The State of Nevada is a living example of the evil 

of labor unionism and false economy. II has tried to get along 
without a National Guard, and now finds itself unable to enforce 
its regulations without Calling in the United Slates armv to help 
do ao. 

The fight in the arena of politics wages fast and 

in Ohio. Foraker tumbles over a Tat; fence ind thai the 

fat's in the fire, ami the President's favorite -pears an in 
Foraker boom every morning for breakfast just t.> show his in- 
difference to Hie other 

Toor Harden, the Berlin muck-raker, is face to face 

with the lie triumphant. This is a ease where the lie direct and 
by inuendo and the falsification of evidence, tl nl suh- 

borning of witnesses by fear, has the royal seal of approval. 

Harden had better h 

Four hundred million - annually expended in tic 

United States for educational purposes. Our population is ap- 
proxim hty millions. The Philippine Assembly has 

one million doll i - for the year 1907. Tie 

population is about eight millions. 

There has been a disgraceful row between Boni 

tellane, the miserable little shrimp who was the former husband 
of Anna Gould, and Helie de Sagan. his ousin. They rolled in 
the gut le edification of the gamins, and were finally 

separated by a burly butcher. It is a ease of one bunch o 

- being angry at another bunch of the same class aver the 
forum, woman who hasn't the sense to put the - 

herself and such vermin. 

Medals are to be given hi every citizen of the United 

Stales who has given conspicuous military or civil service in the 
Philippines. Another lot, of medals should be awarded to such 
citizens who may have taken the trouble to read up on the sub- 
ject and who have acquired sufficient knowledge to know thai 
the Philippines is naturally the richest country on the fine of 
Ihe earth. 

Postal savings banks are established in the Philippines. 

\e\l will come the agricultural banks I'm- the purpose of loaning 
small sums to Ihe Farmers, and thus developing Ihe country. Il 
is the purpose to loan from inlinilessinial sums to .$1,000 In the 
agriculturists, and lints help them along. Another scheme, that 
.might he profitably employed in this country, is to exempt all 
farmers from taxation for five years. 

The literary bureau of the big corporate interests is work- 
ing over-time, and grinding out tons of stuff that is derogatory 
or defamatory of the President It's a very easy thing to over- 
do, and the best tiling Mr. Rogers can do is to muzzle Mr. Ilar- 
vev of the Review and of Harper's Weekly, and the chain of 
commercial papers subservient to the system. As we used to 
say when we were kids, "let the cat die." 

.. Eastern papers are poking fun at Senator Owen of Okla- 
homa because he is pari Indian. Some of the editors of the 
Ea tern press cannot go so far hack as Mr. Owen in anything 
like a descent from a decent line. Senator Owen is descended 
from an Indian mother. Most of his critics are descended Erom 

- unfortunate mother, and the lineage of the father is lost 

in mists or myths. 

The panic has ceased and departed from San Franci co. 

It still titers, and ia ablj 

ful in Lo I; is a piece of imagint gone 

n I'Mirj. and i hi i Southern i i tends are ; world 

lias not come to an end because Mr. Rockefellei and the otb 

I gun 

at the people, and them that it was loaded by the Presi- 


The larger the corporation, the greater the lack of com- 
mon sense in handling hu_ ins. Face to face with the 

ndustry, I 

cent, i in the 

lied with prosperity and a partial control, than disaster and a 
total control. 

If olll Wl - 

• els. they wi Siberia is 

million i icultnral implements a year from foreign 

supply. Is there one firm on the entin 

Milpitas for an I >nr provij 

i.ive b the think our merchants and 

manufacturers. Wake up '. 
[n Milan, the aristocracy then with- 

li made I 
nneort in thai niiisi 

- . - 
popular trii - i ind, for the h 


former husband with 




Langdon Demands it be Abolished. Langdon's Friends Uphold it. 


The suicide of a young girl because 

The Race Track Evil, she dared not face her ther, after 

losing money she had stolen, 
through betting on the races at Emeryville, has brought this 
great evil to the front again. It is a stench in the nostrils of 
decency and should be abated. There is no hope, it is said by 
lawyers, of doing anything except through the Legislature, and 
that branch of our Government has been in the past absplutely 
dominated by the allied forces of evil. The News Letter wel- 
comes any help that 'comes to it to wipe out the race track. Dis- 
trict Attorney Langdon has gone on record this week with the 
following statement : 

"With the opening of the race track, San Francisco is flooded 
with thieves and disreputable persons of every character. Crime 
increases when racing begins. 

"It is the greatest evil the city and the State has to lace. and. 
I hope the same wave of reform that has ousted the corrupt 
officials from office will send to the next Legislature a delegation 
fr San Francisco which will not stop until that damnable in- 
stitution, the race track, is wiped out of the Stale of California." 

Noble sentiments, indeed! The Xews Letter extends con- 
gratulations, though the conversion he late. Mr. Langdon has 
suddenly discovered Emeryville, and in this he is not unlike 
Dolumbus. He arrives a little too late. The News Letter has 
been attempting to open the eyes of many successive District At- 
torneys to the existence of the evil, and it congratulates itself 
that it has at last succeeded in making Langdon take even a 
strabismical glance at (he evil of race track betting and the sell- 
ing el' pools on the races. 

Mr. Langdon could do many things, if he would! While he 
might not lie aide in wipe out pool selling, he certainly can, 

through the i lium of his office, make it so uncomfortable for 

buyer and seller that the practice would stop. 

"The greatest evil the city and the State has to face." So it is. 
So we have said. It has beggared the orphan. It has widowed 
the mother. It has disgraced the husband and defoliated the 
virgin. It has aliased the i 'al standing of the entire commun- 
ity. It is the hand-maiden of the roysterer, the thief and the 
seducer. It is the companion anil mentor of the embezzler, and 
on it thrives the army of thieves and parasites of society. 

"A damnable institution!" So it is. m,. Langdon has hit 
the nail on the head. It is a damnable institution, and it thrives 
by virtue of a charter granted to the city of Emeryville by the 
Legislature of the sovereign state of California. Ii is a thou- 
sand times worse than the Barbary Coast. It is worse in one day 
in its effects on the community than ten years of unlicensed p res- 
titution would be. 

Mr. Langdon is welcome. The News Letter -uggests licit he 
take another look at this matter. Is it not possible for a man who 
is so conscious that he is right, and that it is the honest thing to 

do, to find means, within the limits of the established statutes] 

to disincorporate a city that sell- indulgences in crimes to its 
citizens? Still another suggestion. Mr. Langdon, being an ear- 
nest and law-abiding citizen, a patron of civic righteousness, a 
lawyer who may •command much intelligent assistance, without 
any great outlay of treasure, may probably find some way in 
which the S*3en isors of a county could reach malefactors within 
that county. Failing this, there certainly is some law on the 
State statute books that will warrant the latch converted Mr. 
Langdon in taking action against Mi'. Spreckols's friends, the 
owners of the Emeryville track. The late Mr. Langdon is right, 
right as right can be, in his wordy denunciations. Will he bai I 
them up by actions a- righteous? The News Letter will q | be 
slow m acknowledging any evidence of act-fealty to virtue as 
contrasted to mouth-fealty. Again. Mr. Langdon' is welcome to 
the ranks of those opposed to the crime-factory at Emeryville. 
If Mr. Langdon is in earnest, in his desires 'to obliterate the 

race track from the map of California, let him enlist some of 
his newspaper friends in his new cause. There is the "Call," for 
instance, and for example the "Call" bucks at the lottery game 
and publishes a page devoted to the doped races ai Emeryville 
and i In- decidedly errtokod practices at the ring-side. The "Call" 
is moral — sometimes. The Examiner is another of Mr. Lang- 
don's friends — so times! Why not try to get that great pattern 

for young men. Mr. William Randolph Sassafras Hearst, to take 
a hand in the crusade against the race-track Mr. Hearst devnten 
several pantos a week to the game of hoodwinking suckers for the 
heneiii of the leprosy al Emeryville. Mr. Eearst winks at the 
race track, publishes a column or two of advertising for these 
people, then publishes whole pages on Hie evil of strong drink. 

The lottery, as run in the early days of the old Louisiana lot- 
tery, was as honest a business as tiny, and it benefited the school 
system of Louisiana as nothing has since. It has never been 
shown that the games, on which tickets have been sold in San 
Francisco, are dishonest, and there is no good reason why a lot- 
tery may not he squarely and honestly run. Yet the "Call" 
kicks at lotteries and the Examiner balks al drink, and -wallow- 
the doped track and the crooked prize-fights. The race track 
is worse than the social evil, worse than drunkenness, worse than 

the harmless lottery, and yet these two worthy publications 

squirm and writhe and write columns about the evils they have 
adopted as pels. Perhaps the same good genius uncovering the 
race track to Langdon may uncover it to the Call and the Ex- 
aminer. Perhaps! Perhaps Mr. Langdon may induce that pink 
of propriety, the Fresno Democrat, to uphold him in his crusade 
— or the Sacramento Bee to add its strength io influence the local 
Legisll -. when next (he solons convene, or that dual defor- 
mity, the hyphenated nincompoop in the journalistic lie 
Grass Valley and Nevada City, may add the strength of its 
virtuous efforts to Mr. Langdon's crusade, and join with the 
Xews Letter in killing this odious Emeryville crime-hell. It is 
just possible that Mr. Langdon may have sufficienl strength of 
character to make the last-mentioned apostle of the Western 

Federation of Criminals and Strong Arm men. called 'Miners. 
come into the fold, under the milk white Hag of reform. We 
say it is possiMe. hut we do not believe thai is probable because 

the aforementioned journals are all of them i trolled by people 

who in s e way lind it profitable to uphold certain things thai 

are not moral, and they have not, in their proprietors, reached 
the ininiaciilateni-.- in virtue and rectitude attained by the lily- 
white Langdon. 

Sestet's Evasion. 

Surely the hide of Francis J. 

Heney must be abnormally tough. 

While one would hardly expect to 
lind a man of sensitive nature devoting his lime and his talents 
to establishing a reputation as a successful professional prosecu- 
tor, Mr. Francis J. Heney apparently is 30 devoid of sensibilities 
that he cannot find greater pleasure for himself than by inflict- 
ing pain upon others. Public prosecutors are very necessary 
persons for the safety and welfare of the community. Hut hith- 
erto, except in the dark ages, the public prosecutor has been 
properly regarded as the calm, unprejudiced, passionless repre- 
sentative of the law. 

Traditions to the 
Junk Heat. 

Mr. Heney has ruthlessly Over-rid- 
den many of the traditions which 

have safeguarded and dignified the 

office' of public prosecutor. Quite 

candidly he revels in the hunt. Constantly he expresses his pas- 

gion for conviction. Frequently he gloat- over those whom he 

has been instrumental in sending to jail, evidently regarding 

them, and wishing the public to regard them, as victims ot his 
personal prowess. 

I VXUARY 11, 1908. 


Jekyll and Hyde. 

But a.- recent events have demon- 
strated, there is often a vast differ- 
ence between the Heney boasts ami 
the Ili'Mi'\ accomplishments. The performance frequently falls 
short lit the programme. Instead, however, of profiting by his 
experience ami realizing thai ii is a good deal easier to shoul a 
man's mult from the house tops than to produce (lie evidence of 
his guilt in court, Mr. Heney pursues his reckless course of 
Bavage denunciation whenever an opportunity is presented. 

It is, of course, much easier to ac- 
J'AcctrsE. cuse than to deny. In all kinds of 

warfare, particularly that waged in 
public print, tiie strategy of attack is preferable to that of de- 
fense. Mr. Heney assures a reporter of an individual's guilt. 
The Heney accusations are given widespread publicity. The in- 
dividual may himself he averse to having his ease tried in the 
newspapers, or he may he instructed by his lawyer not to reply. 
In any event, the accused is at serious disadvantage. 

FtTLTON of Oregon. 

The case of Senator Fulton of Ore- 
gon illustrates the evils and unfair- 
ness of the Heney method. No evi- 
dence of Senator Fulton's guilt has been supplied. Indeed, it is 
not even known what charges, if any, there may he against him. 
Ordinary decency would insist that his name be not blackened — 
at least by an officer of the law — until some definite legal pro- 
cedure had been instituted against him. But that is not the 
Heney method. Mr. Heney was recently quoted by the "Ore- 
gonian" as saying that he had in his possession evidence that 
Senator Fulton had been guilty of some corrupt act. Senator 
Fulton promptly retorted, "If, as reported, Mr. Heney charges 
that I have been guilty of any manner of corruption, I brand 
the statement as a wilful, deliberate and malicious lie." Mr. 

Heney, when interviewed in Washington, was 
daring that he "never said in an interview for 
creditable things regarding Fulton," but that " -, 
may have printed some things 1 said privately.' 

reported as de- 
publication dis- 

I'orlland papei 

Heney Hedges. 

This apparently was Mr. Heney's 
first "hedge." The above facts are 

recounted in an open letter ad- 
dressed by Senator Fulton to Mr. Heney. and they are not de- 
nied. Tn Iris open letter. Senator Pulton demanded that Mr. 
Heney advance into the open: that "you publicly and specifically 
set forth the grounds on which you base the charge id' wrong- 
doing on my part. You shall not longer bide behind insinua- 
tions. Let the facts he given, and given at once, if facts there 

Interviewed at Tucson concerning 
Characteristic Eva'sion. Senator Fulton'- open letter, Sir. 

Heney performed some imlv re- 
markable hin nevertheless characteristic gyrations. So far. he 
has succeeded in evading Senator Fulton's challenge, first by 

seeking refuge in the arms of his friend and panegyrist, Lincoln 

Steffens, and then by boasts of what he will eventually do to 
Senator Fulton. The boasts, however, are guarded h\ unu 

careful conditions. 

The spectacle of the public 

Till! Mick Kvm:k. cutor hiding behind the -kirts of 

the magazine muck-raker is far 

from edifying, lull il is actually distressing to tied Mr. Ilonov so 
faithless to the obligations of friendship — so ungrateful to his 
Boswell- -as to suggest to Senator Fulton that he should prose- 
cute Lincoln Steffens for libel. Hen' is Mr. Heney's remarkable 
statemenl : "An article in a monthly magazine, written h\ Lin- 
coln Steffens, and others published in a weekly periodical, con- 
tain charges by Senator Fulton which are libelous, if untrue, and 
which charge him with acts which I would construe as corrupt. 
If he denies them or their truth. I suggest that he lot their ac- 
curacy by libel suits." 

This plainly must he regarded as 

Tin- Skcond Hedge. . Mr. Heney's second "hedge."' Mr. 
Heney concluded his Tucson inter- 
view by indulging in familiar boasts, hut they, too. are carefully 
I about by evasive conditions. ""Any and every statement 

which I may have made about Senator Pulton for publication," 

sins Mr. Heney, leaving himself a large hole to crawl through, 

"I am prepared to answer and substantiate Willi legal evidence 
when the proper lime and opportunity arrive." 

In conclusion, Mr. I [eney calls at- 

THE Scalp NOTOHES. tendon to bis list of victims, which 

incidentally includes Abe Ruef. He 

declares lie has "made good on each of them." If Mr. Heney 
thinks he has "made good on" Ruef, he probably si a in Is alone 
in that opinion. "I will just as conclusively make good on Sena- 
tor Fulton," he continues, "as to any statement I have hereto- 
fore given out against him or may hereafter give out against him 
for publication." 

It will he observed that Mr. Heney •admits nothing ami threat- 
ens everything. He is successful only in evading Senator Ful- 
ton's challenge. 


Nearer home we have hail similarly 
instructive examples of the Heney 
method of defaming character, and 

even when one of his deputies has been forced to confess in 0] 

court that there was no ground for such defamation, vol no step 

is taken to correct, it. For over seven n I lis. for instance, there 

have been numerous indictments against two officials of the 
United Railroads. Thornvvell MuHaliy and William M. Abbott. 
Mr. Heney's principal assistant in the prosecution of cases 
against officials of the United Railroads has been Mr. O'Gara, 
who has the candor to admit that there was "absolutely no ev i- 
denee" against these citizens. Yel tile district attorney's office, 
controlled and directed by Mr. Heney, refuses to make any move 
In repair the gross injustice done to Messrs. Mullallv and Abbott. 

1 1 i:xky VS. the 


with Hem 
They are 
prosceii tor 

i he courts, 
to produci 

guilty or i 
public alii 
and I" bis 

I lie 



and o 

n ie 

ill inn 

Mr. Heney, his patrons and his col- 

PUBLIC. leagues, cannot expect to try public 

patience indefinitely with such 

people are becoming more familiar ever} da) 
and gradually are revolting from ils injustice. 

of (be sensational spectacle of a professional 

ling citizens in the newspapers instead of ill 

i accusing men in high places without being able 
ence against them. Senator Pulton, whether 
hi. La- ai least been instrumental in drawing 
io the ilirj of the Heney utters 

ness ill "bluffing" in public print. 

Tine Great Armada. The movement of the battle fleet 

from the Atlantic. Ocean in the 
Pacific Ocean has vastly increased the amount of rubbish « ritten 
by ignoramuses on naval subjects. The mis-information regard- 
ing naval affairs now being scattered broadcast is ten-fold the 
normal. There is one particularly misleading term which these 
irresponsible scribes are fond of tisiiiL' to excess, namely, "ob- 
solete," as referred to warships. They lov.- to grind out "copy" 
pointing to the brief time in which costly battleships become 
The impression is conveyed, and oft-times plainly 
indicated, that after a score of years, a four or six million dollar 
warship must go to the scrap heap. This wrong. In 

naval parlance, an "obsolete" vessel :- only fur In 

')'//<■ of battle. For this line she is usually regarded a- efficient 
for twenty, or at least for fifteen years, she t nto the 

second line which is be drawn upon for re-en- 

forcements after the if the first collisions of war. 

Having - few years in the second line, the old warship is 

relegated to the third line, whicl 

when she is am i. plated for hftrb SSel has 

still Gelds for useta I f training 

ship, mine-layer or station ship. Again, many ships eligible for 
oiid line of battle may b 

turn lo the first line for a 
tew yea " or twenty 

v icoahilitv. Ii is fort) or lift] 

- in heap. 
thai th - ay writer on naval I 

he ran vvrr . ntlv on if 

The regular record of si 

murders intry. 


Janoaby 11, 1908. 

Some two or three weeks ago, a per- 
"Woman, I Love You." son named Gautereaux, insulted the 

intelligence of the News Letter edi- 
tor by sending him a large number of pages of proofs of a book 
bearing the above as its title. Accompanying this slush and lit- 
erary slime came a picture of the author. The sentiments ex- 
pressed in the pages were of such a character as to make one 
ache for a quiet moment in the woods and the possession of a 
good club, and the face was of such character as to wish the 
owner of it in the walls of some prison or asylum. The eyes 
were those of an insane man, the lips those of some criminal, and 
the whole expression such as to instantly put any one on the de- 
fensive. It was such a face as would breed intense unreasoning 
hatred by the very expression of its educated misdirected vil- 
lainy and passion. The features were not unrefined, bui cruel 
and degenerate. No attention was paid to the request for review, 
as it was immediately realized the person writing the lines de- 
sired publicity and notoriety and invited attack, with a view to 
exploiting the same by selling his book to the unsophisticated 
and the seeker after the prurient. Anthony Comstock, to whom 
the book was dedicated, and who gave the author a stupidly 
worded letter of praise and recommendation, now claims that he 
was duped in doing so, and has taken steps to have the author 
arrested if he attempts to circulate his vileness through the 
mails. It should not be a question of waiting until the offender 
offends by attempting to send his priapismical lucubrations 
abroad through a Governmental medium, but he should be appre- 
hended and held for some punishment that would be in keeping 
with his villainy long before the shipment of his filth became 
necessary. Is there no means at hand, and what is our District 
Attorney's office doing that it does not seize this miserable wretch 
and deal to him all the severity it reserves as a rule for those 
who are suspected, but not proven, malefactors? Gautereaux 
furnishes his own proof of guilt, unreservedly and en masse. 

A National Pauk. 

Reserving Redwood Canyon, the old 
Muir Redwoods, as a National Park, 
is a splendid idea, and the thanks 
of every true Californian should go out to the Outdoor Art Club 
and to Mr. Kent, the donor of so magnificent a domain to pub- 
lic use. It is understood that the Outdoor Art Club was instru- 
mental in securing the generous gift from "William Kent, and 
the News Letter suggests that the Park be named the "Kent 
Redwoods," and that there be erected on the road to the park, 
when such public highway is finally settled upon and dedicated 
to the use of the people, a statue to the former owner, and on 
the base recite the fact that the splendid gift was given to the 
people, forever. 

A Belgian newspaper is exploiting 
Deceiving Roosevelt. the literary efforts of Henry Well- 
ington Wack, Baron Moncheur, 
Henry I. Kowalsky, James G. Whitely and Professor Nerine. 
It accuses these men of forming a sort of literary camarilla for 
the purpose of blinding President Roosevelt's eyes as to the al- 
leged atrocities in the Congo. 

Wack's connection with the affairs of the men mentioned con- 
sisted in the writing of a most valuable history of the Congo 
country, a splendid addition to literature. The others, including 
the redoubtable "Colonel" Kowalsky, were part and parcel of a 
clique retained for the purpose of preventing investigation into 
the affairs of the Congo country by Americans, it was, for some 
fool reason, supposed that the United States might empower a 
Congressional junket to the Congo, with a view to establishing 
whether Leopold's servants and officers had indulged themselves 
in barbarous practices or not. 

By what authority this Government might interfere to inves- 
tigate or to rectify, or even suggest, in the affairs of Eastern Af- 
rica, passes comprehension, but it is evident that Kowalsky and 
his friends freely extended the royal Belgian leg. The Belgian 
newspaper in question has a poor opinion of American intelli- 
gence in general and Mr. Roosevelt in particular, if it really be- 
lieves that such a man as Kowalsky. aided by all the hired intel- 
ligences procurable, could in any way influence the American 
people or its President. Kowalsky is, was and always will be, 
in American eyes, one of the great impossibilities, ami ii I- only 
on a European that such a glob of fatness, egotism and inept 
mediocrity could encrust itself. 

The President's letter to Secretary 
The Beownson-Rixey Metcalf, and its publication, is quite 
Episode. timely, and again it is shown that 

our chief magistrate is endowed 
with a splendid amount of common sense. A different light is 
put on the controversy, and one cannot help recognizing that 
the Admiral's contention was distinctly a desire to uphold the 
navy in an indefensible argument. Summing up the whole 
thing, the President has made it clear that a hospital ship is 
a non-belligerent at all times, and must be so considered. Dur- 
ing the Japanese war a ship flying the Red Cross and having 
wounded on hoard, but armed with rapid-fire guns and com- 
manded by navy officers, was sunk in the Yellow Sea. She had 
taken pari in a scrap in which a warship and some transports 
became involved with a Japanese gunboai and two cruisers. The 
hospital ship had no business in such company, no business to be 
armed, and no business to he so officered. 


The Chicago newspapers have been excited into making an at- 
tack in concert on W. R. Hearst, or his representative, Andy 
Lawrence. Lawrence is getting toward the end of his rope in 
Chicago, and lie sees the necessity of stirring up a row thai will 
bring notoriety in plenty, and he knows full well, by experience. 
that Hears! will not discharge a man who is under lire. The style 
of journalism indulged in pro and con by the Chicagoese would 
do credit to a frontier lown, but lias no place in as civilized a 
community as Chicago, and, in reality, is building up Chicago's 
opinion of the yellow kid. 

The people should display interest in one feature of the Chi- 
cago row, and that is the attempt being made by the Hearsl 
agents to boost the price of Sunday papers l<> seven cents. The 
News Dealer has this to say on this subject: 

"The people think that 5 cents is quite enough to pay for the 
advertising circulars of which Sunday newspapers are composed, 
and they do not relish the idea of being forced to pay 40 per 
cent more every week. 

"The originator of this plan to gouge the public is, strange to 
say, that self-styled friend of the people and enemy of the trusts, 
W. R. Hearst. Anybody who reads his newspapers would suppose 
him to be the champion of the down-trodden, the little brother 
of the poor. Yet we find him not merely leading a movement 
to rob the poor, but willing and eager to use criminal methods 
to make sure of robbing them. 

"Hearst not only conceived the idea that the people were buy- 
ing Sunday newspapers too cheap, and that more money could be 
squeezed out of them, but he employed methods nothing short 
of criminal to force some of his competitors to join him in the 
conspiracy. His attacks on the "Tribune" were as illegal and 
immoral as anything that was ever done by the Standard Oil 
Company or any other trust against which he thunders so loudly 
in his editorial columns. 

It is to be hoped that Hearst's endeavors to introduce the tac- 
tics of dishonest trusts into the newspaper business will fail. 
The people do not like to be robbed by men who profess to be 
their friends." 




No Branch Stores. No Agents. 

The kind of clothes we sell attract attention of men who dress 
neat and tasty and in search for the best. You'll find in our 
studio clothes science to a letter, garments that show merit made 
up for no other intent than to give satisfaction. 

Now is the time and the season when "Bargain Sale Bugs" appear. 
They bring with them "Banners of distress", reading thus, "Over- 
loaded with Stock" or the old joke of a "backward season"; in fact, 
inspirations of any device to awaken the old bird "Humbug." Why 
don't we have a sale? ? ? Because, we don't want to fool you. 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

Jam-art 11, 1908. 



'Ooe thai villptaj the <kvil.sir, vithjnL 

Avaunt, Base Gold! 

(A minister of the gospel has refused to accept one of the new 
Id-pieces because of the omission of "In God We Trust" from 


its face. — .Yews Item.) 

worthy wearer of the cloth. 
My fervent admiration 

Is boundless quite, 

And so I write 
This rime of adulation. 

These golden coins unmaximed have 
My anger, too, engendered. 
(But, then, maybe, 
The case with me 
Is that none has been tendered.) 

We are twin spirits, sir, I ween, 
For neither does accept one — 

And yet, somehow, 

I'd break my vow, 
Alack ! to intercept one. 

But pray, do not be wroth that I 
Should suffer to be tainted : 
You see a few 
Large board-bills due 
"Will render one less sainted. 

Now, if this wretched yellow pelf 
So much annoys unduly, 
I might suggest 
It would be best 
You send it to yours truly. 

— Burnett Fran kl in. 

1 have received a letter asking me why, if my sta; 

respecting the old-time physician is true, so many of our ances- 
tors survived his treatment. The answer is easy. Every sysl 
of medical treatment fits the faith of its age. In a conflict be- 
tween a deadly "remedy" and faith in ils efficacj to cure, it- 
etneaey to kill is often impaired. If this wen' not so, the ph; 
cian of a century ago would have depopulated our planet. It 
takes a heap of faith in bleeding to save your life, while some- 
body is emptying pour veins. Byronj whose Faith in harpoon 

pathology Was BO Stronger than ours, was bled t" death with lit- 
tle opposition. The old practitioner thought fever was an entity, 
a thing — a hot thing. Ii never occurred to him that hea 
nothing bu1 the result of mol ion . or, more properly, motion. So 

he drained of the blood m. II. Cooled him 

oil alright. The old doctor was a disciple of the survival of 

the toughesl do< rine that murdered all but the strong! 
which his method of do served tor breeding 

purposes. In old novels the heroine was eternally fainting and 
c.ening to with half-emptied veins. Think of bleeding 
an ordinary faint: Win no: In- consistent and evaporate a fel- 
low's moisture t . > quench his thirst? Apoplexy may. like dro 
require tapping, but the old system of pumping out a man's 
blood to i and sentimental fainting tits has killed D 

people than fever. 

The most reassuring sign of the times is the fact that in- 
terior banks in the West and the Middle West are looking for 
investments. Most of the smaller banks in th< 3 handling 
all of tli: local paper th. - nted. and 
inunediati a sharp revival of u Money i- 

biding places, and if the bankers thi >uhl 

be indue out of the blue - n. in the 

. all would be we'd. They arc <till afraid when some 
tit and says "bo 

The Examiner is especially strong on moral editorials. It 

also carries a line of specially offensive swindling advertise- 
ments. Its race track page simply teems with advice and sug- 
gestions calculated to make thieves out of the weak-brained 
readers. One presumptuous scoundrel, who lives in a cheap 
room, advises his prospective clients to "pawn the family jew- 
els" on the strength of his sure-thing information. Another 
advertises a "red hot sizzler," and states that "everything is 
fixed." All conspicuously call attention to the fact that they 
send the information in a plain envelope. The harvest resulting 
from this wholesale dissemination of false ideas and principles 
is seen in the columns of the daily press. A large proportion of 
the suicides, of the arrests for embezzlement, etc., receive the 
initial impulse from these suggestions. Most of these men are 
opium fiends, who make a dishonorable living through the dol- 
lar grabbing propensities of the paper whose specialty is moral 

Ludwig Menelik, nephew of the barbarian Abyssinian 

King, who whipped the Italians to a stand-still, announces from 
Berlin that he is coming to America with the intention of en- 
tering society. Though the illustrious prince is black as jet, 
he anticipates no difficulty, and his reasoning is certainly cogent 
and to the point. "Monkeys entered Newport society," he states, 
"so I, a prince of the royal house of Abyssinia, ought to find it 
a cinch.'' It is to be feared, perhaps, that Ludwig's reasoning 
is based on false deductions. Harry Lehr may not fraternize 
with him, though he is willing to do so with his simian ancestor. 
Still, society is a law unto itself, and it is possible that the 
future Queen of Abyssinia, ignorant of her coming exaltation or 
degradation — according to the point of view — is living in com- 
parative obscurity in the East. 

The indescribable person who wrote "Three Weeks," 

stamps herself as bad as her novel in the following words: "Oh, 
those dear, delightful Pilgrim Mothers! Why. to look at them, 
anybody would know that they were perfectly moral,, even if 
they didn't placard themselves as 'mothers.'" Could any one, 
not of the lowest slums, imagine a worse or a dirtier fling? Tn 
addition to the sentiment is the additional sting that it was 
rendered alter the author of it had partaken of the hospitality 
of the "Mothers." 

'Mr. Stead draws a terrifying picture of Uncle Sam with 

his head in the jaws of a Japanese lion. We are glad the old 
gentleman is still possessed of enough imagination to conjure up 
so dreadful a picture. Mi. Stead hat ilarm all his 

life. It would be too bad to have him suddenly change his habits 
and appear as a rational human being. 

The « ter of the editorial columns of Hearst's 

gan vane- the monotony of disquisitions on lingerie and chronic 
! moral putrescence by an occasional sentimental opinion 
navy and patriotism. Jusl as deep a : is dis- 

played as to the navy as to any other question this inspired idiot 
distorts in capital letters and ital 

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January 11. 1908. 

The News Letter has raised the cry to keep the Beet al San 
Francisco, and ii now becomes imperative that it be pointed out 
thai the keeping of the Heel on this coast or in Asiatic waters is 
a matter of public necessity. The President has said that the 
('nasi is inadequately defended, and thai measures must be passed 
by Congress to provide the necessary funds Eor the improvement 
of the defensive system on the Pacific ('nasi. Prom Puget Sound 
to San Diego, vigilance is the price of safety, and vigilance, 
without guns, counts for very little. Every city on the Coast 
must be provided with defenses, noi only toward the sea, but 
landward, and it will lake years to install the guns deemed neces- 
sary by ihe General Stall' of the Army. In the meanwhile, we 
are in the position of offering no practical defense to the foreign 
foe. The stories of unusual activity in Japan may noi he Hue. 
and the alarmist has probably magnified the dangers thai may 
come, hut is il not the part of wisdom to erect every harrier that 

will lend io discourage the forays of the armed men of Japan, 
or any other nation, with whom we may at some future time en- 
gag'e in war. 

Japanese diplomatists have denied the stories that have been 
published by yellow journals, and it is quite evideni that a sort 
of cabal exists to involve either England or the United States in 
warfare with Japan. Witness the publication of canards 
such as the speech of Count Okuma, in which he was made to 
say discourteous things of England, and the quotation from 
other statesmen derogatory to Mr. Roosevelt, 

While the fortifications are being huill is the time the 
wise aggressor will choose to inflict punishment upon us, 
if war should come, and it is better to he prepared. As 
we have only the beginning of a fortification system, let us 
keep the fleet on the Coast while these improvements are 
being made. 

The Government is not asleep, hut there are a number of 

places where a landing might easily lie effected by any enemy. 

Eureka should have two fori-. Santa Cruz should he provided 

with guns of heavy calibre. Monterey is a good harbor, and is 
at the mercy of any invader. It. too. should have the defense 
the rich country hack of il demands. Il should be provided with 
a system of defenses. Fortunately, the Pacific Coast is a eery 
easy coasi io fortify, as there are hut few available harbors. 
Should the enemy come, these coast cities must, he in a position 

to defend themselves until such lime as land forces, or the navy, 
e io their help. 

While the relations of Japan ami the United States arc 
at high tension, there should lie no effort relaxed that 
will ensure this Coasi protection from attack. The only 
protection available at this time is the great American 
armada now on the way to the Pacific. Keep it hen.. 

The authorities at Washington are anxious to have the lull 
foici- of the National Guard in the various Coasi States lake 
pari in the coming military nianeuvrcs. and il is hoped that 

the newspapers will give all encouragement to the idea of dis- 
ciplining the men in the use of the big Coasi defense guns. Last 

year, the California militia covered itself with glory by it.- apli- 
tude and efficiency, after hut short training, bul here and there 

a number of militia companies did noi c e up to the requires 

nicnis. in point of numbers or in enthusiasm, because of the ob- 
jection of employers to their clerks taking part in these exercises 
The next Legislature should provide a general system of lines 
for individuals, lirms or corporations interfering with the worfl 
of the militia, in any way. It should he made manifest to all 

that the work of Ihe militia i- a- -essary to the welfare of the 

Stale a.- the work of the judiciary, or thai id' any oilier hraneh 
of our Governmental machinery. 

The stand taken by certain employers is as traitorous a- thai 
of ihe labor unions. The one is as guilty as the other. Ii is 
not at all a question as to whether ihe militia is capable or 
whether ii is ornamental or useful. The whole thing resolved 
itself in the faei that ihe National Guard has, on two memorable 
occasions — ihe Civil War and the Spanish-American war, proved 
itself a very good nucleus for a volunteer army, and that, with- 
out it. link' effective work could have been accomplished. There- 
fore, it becomes the duly of every one. an absolute idiol or 

anarchist, to strengthen ihe hand of ihe President. This is self- 
protection, and Ihe union lahorile who stands in the way, or 
the merchant or manufacturer who helps him stand in ihe way 
of the proper enlistment and training of these self-sacrificing 
and patriotic young men. is noi only a 'traitor, but a fool. 

In this connection, it is pertinent to mention the editorial 
writer ami paragrapher for the metropolitan press. When these 
individuals run short ol jokes, they naturally lurn their attention 

to the militia and the mother-in-law. These are the stock-in- 
trade of the average novv.-papcr pen-pushers, just as much as the 
big fool is the piece de resistance if 'he budding cartoonist. The 
cartoonist is a harmless sort of maniac, hut the special writer has 
some weight. Il is true he has never offered to carry a gun, 
and he is opposed to the "gold buttons" and the "lin soldiering," 
and claims a right, to voice his objection to the militia. This 
should he granted only when il tends to a betterment of the 
service, and never to ils annihilation. This paragrapher fellow. 
as a rule, is a man of no character, and one whose normal condi- 
tion is to chafe at all authority. He is generally an embittered 
old fool who has not. a single opinion he can call his own. lie 
i.- a sort of hopper into which Ihe proprietor of a newspaper 
spews his views, io have them afterwards appear in undying type 
as the opinion of ihe paper or publisher in question, clothed in 
English thai cannot he arrested on sight for indecent exposure! 

Vet these fellows are gifted sometimes with a (low of words thai 
conjures a following, and they certainly do infinite harm. 

The militia is an absolute necessity, and as such should be im- 
proved to its greatest extent as an arm of our defensive system. 
It is the police power of a State, when the civic and the county 
authority, in its efforts to keep the peace, has been exhausted. 
Those who are opposed to it will have to face the only alternative 
in case it is emasculated by the opposition of the labor union and 
lampooned out of existence by the special writer. The thing 
that will then face the country is the STANDING ARMY! 
Are we ready for this? Do we ever waul to face such a contin- 
gency? The standing army is a curse. 

Every patriotic citizen will see to it thai, in the e rgency 

now confronting this country there arc no obstacles placed in the 
way of a full attendance of the militia at the practice manning 
of the big guns defending this Coast. Let us meet ihe President 
half way and rally "round the flag. 

Jam ai:y 11, 1908. 


f avtmtB of fcr 

The News Letter does not believe Unit any war with Japan is 
impending, h is certain lliat this Government will do all that 
ii c;in possibly do to avoid such ;i war. It cannot bo denied thai 
Japan is the injured party, and Hint, as such, if there should be 
great public demand for war with the United States, the Gov- 
ernment could not long resist the popular demand. It devolves 
upon us, therefore, to do two things. First, to go to all honorable 
ends to remove cause for friction. There seems to be a desire 
nn the part of certain politicians to force through Congress an 
exclusion measure that will be drastic as to its provisions. This 
bill must not be passed. Secondly, there have been several at- 
tacks made upon citizens of Japan now resident in the United 
States. These riots, if so they may be called, have never reached 
the size that would warrant interference or representation, in an 
angry manner, by the Government of either power. Such repre- 
sentation has. as far as known, never been made. It is the easiest 
thing in the world to inflame the public mind, and conscience- 
Less publishers have given out as credible news, stories entirely 
unwarranted by the facts. The position occupied by Japan has 
been an absolutely correct one in all this. She has simply stipu- 
lated that the United States live up to the letter of its contract 
with the Japanese empire. 

The Government at Washington is always lace lo face with the 
fact that it. is empowered to make a contract, binding on other 
parties and binding on this Government, bill which is not always 
binding on the States that go to make up this glorious republic 
of ours. We find ourselves in the same predicament as the Eng- 
lish wdio make contracts, to which Canada and the other colonies 
are party, and who are utterly unable to enforce the provisions 
thereof, as witness in the case id' the repeated riots in British 
Columbia, where, until the last, one, Hie Japanese have always 
been the victims. 

We have no excuse to offer for our hoodlums. They are al- 
ways inexcusable. The case is cited in recent despatches of 
Japanese being employed by the hundreds, while hundreds of 
white men cannot get work. This is in Los Angeles, and it h 
shown that the Japanese have in this case entered a Eree field, 
that by their industry they have secured control of the Labor 
situation, that, they are organized and thai they are the only 
available force to gather the orange crop. The men who arc idle 

arc in Los Angeles, and they would rather die than pick 01 

One white man does one-third more work llian a Japan.- i 
a day. but orange picking is bard WOrk, I the emu who com- 
plain prefer lu Loiter around the bar-rooms of the Southern city 
and denounce the Japanese in mass meet a 

Sn ii was 111 the North. The men who attacked the track- 
Laboring Siklis were men who worked in the shops, and in no 
w isc competitors to the turbaned foreigner, and yet they s,.| upon 
them, beai them unmercifully, am! -cut them out of the country. 

In Victoria and in Vancouver, LI is the same spirii tin 
ems. Labor demands a wage thai is so high that professional 

men well-nigh starve, ami labor compels the payment of its 

wage, and then, when a competitor who is organized, appears on 
the street, they demand the further right of stoning him to death. 
The fact of the matter is, Labor has already too many privileges 
and liberties. In the West it is King, and in the Bast it is Czar. 
Our boasted liberties have become licenses, and a further indul- 
gence means that the undisciplined mob is very likely to throw 
us into war with a nation with whom we should be on the best 
of terms, and with whom we should he developing a trade that 
would astonish the world. 

It is strange that when one set of Supervisors grants a 

permit to operate a street railroad, it is asserted by the opposi- 
'tion organs to be a set of scoundrels of the deepest dye. When 
another lot disposes of a franchise and attempts to run the street 
railway in question as a municipal line, it is hailed on the one 
side as a model body, and on the other as a bunch of anarchists 
and socialists. The last act in the little local domestic tragedy- 
comedy of the Geary street railroad finds (be Monarch of all the 
Guttersnipes calling names. 'The proceeding is labeled "Final 
Infamy of the Present Board of Supen isors." We have descended 
to the level of the south of Market street h limn, and the sim- 
plest question is discussed by our newspapers in the most acri- 
monious manner and arguments ( '') are burled in the shape of 
epithets that would dishonor a fish-wife! 

The San Francisco newspaper- have made much ado 

ahonl the coining of Mrs. Oclrichs. and the items that have ap- 
peared must have annoyed tins lady muchly. Why is it that 
newspapermen seem to think because a woman has money, be- 
cause she has shown an ability lo mind and conduct her own 
business, and to conduct herself In a respectable manner, she 
must he a prey to every journal isi ie Toll I'l v w dm chl - OB her 

trail. The details given daily ol wardrobe, carriage and de- 
meanor must be to the last degree offensive, nil ■ the men who 
own the .in j ] \ press la-, the auction to theii aouls that the] are 
gentlemen ! 

The Reverend J. K. Cooke, ami bis unfortunate victim, 

a Whaley, have had a visitation of Christian forbearance 

and kindliness from the daily newspapers of this city. Ti 

devils ami their child have been driven out into a bleak world to 
make a newspaper sensation. !d he let alone with 

their consciences, to work out their salvation a- best they may, 
without being dragged into the mire by notoriety loving editors. 
The ambition of the daily | e the proud 

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Langdon and Heney are in Fear of Eclipse by Brown of Alameda 

The Grand Jury report has rattled some of the dry bones and 
mode some of the old dust By around the Court House of Ala- 
meda County. That an Alameda County Grand Jury should so 
far forget itself as to take a smash at established customs and 
prerogatives has proved almo.-l beyond belief, and that il should 
have absolutely come out into the open and declared positively 
and unequivocally that the Eanious Foothill Boulevard has not 
been built according to specifications, that the habit of loading 
down the county pay roll with useless employees should have iei o 
attacked, and that in general the conduct of county a Hairs should 
have been declared to be unbusinesslike and without system or 

method, is something that has rudelj disturbed - "i those 

who have been accustomed lo take the coin of the tax payers of 
Alameda County for the good that it can do them (not the tax- 
payers.) The Grand Jury also declared that the new County 
Jail is costing entirely too much, and various and sundry other 
observations were made that did not lend to make matters more 
comfortable around the county buildings. 

Taking the Grand Jury report as a basis, together with the 
statement of District Attorney Brown that he is prepared to 
take persona] supervision of the way in which the county affairs 
are conducted during 1908, and the mil look for the coming year 
is none too cheerful for those whose aim in life is to get as much 
of the tax income of Alameda County as possible, and get in as 
large amounts and as early and often as they possibly can. 

Incidentally, the Grand Jury has confirmed each and every 
assertion that has been made in these columns. 

The Grand Jury having come and gone, and their report upon 
the ills of the county having become a matter of public record, 
it is now in order to watch the developments of the coming year, 
and those developments center around District Attorney Brown 
and his activities. 

Will he supervise the Supervisors? 

Brown has closed the trial of Olive Scully, and from now on 
the criminal trials of Alameda County will be directly in the 
charge of Assistant District Attorney W. H. L. Hynes, while 
Brown and chief Deputy W. II. Donohue will, from now on, 
handle all department and Supervisorial matters. In closing 
the Scully trial, Brown did it with a bang. He did what he has 
been aiming to do all through the trial, served notice upon all 
concerned that there would be no more James F. Glover and no 
more Lester McNulty cases mixed up with the affairs of Ala- 
meda County if lie had anything to do with matters. Several 
times during the progn -- ,,r ,i,- famous trial it was on the verge 
of a social and political explosion, in which all kinds of names 
and all kinds of incidents wouid have been used; but each time 
that the case approached, this dangerous stage, something hap- 
pened, until the financial holidays intervened, and time » ; i^ 
given to discover legal objections thai would bar out all danger. 

Barred from presenting evidence, Brown was not to In' 
deterred from his purpose, and during his argument, he 
came as near serving notice upon others who might offend, 
as legal usage would permit, and he declared: ''If there are 
any more Jimmy Glovers in public office, I will unmask 

Thus, Brown has twice declared himself in the last few days 
upon the policy that will actuate him in the future. He is going 
to have purity of personal as well as purity of political action 
around the court house of Alameda County. Jimmy Glover is 
dead, and his life and death have been very thoroughly exploited 
during the miserable trial which has just closed. It is known 

that Jimmy's friends, attracted by the quality of loyalty in him, 
had often remonstrated with him, and that, had not his death oc- 
curred at the time it did, he would have been retired from the 
county employ. Many an effort has been made to have him leave 
his unfortunate life and mend his ways; and District Attorney 
Brown has chosen this trial to tell to the public that moral de- 
pravity will not counterbalance even personal loyalty and finan- 
cial honesty. 

And the Scully trial has passed into history, and the Grand 
Jury has adjourned, and the Supervisorial shortage has been 
tided over, but District Attorney Brown has still three years more 
to serve, and the Foothill Boulevard has not yet been completed, 
and the County Jail is- still pursuing its snail-like pace toward 
completion, and 1908 has dawned with the hope that Olive Scully 
with her attendant misery and tilth will be forgotten, that the 
Grand Jury recommendations will be taken, that the Supervisors 
will clear the Boulevard and the County Jail oil' of the boards, 
and that Brown will keep busy. 

Tom Lawson has launched the Tiddledewinks party with 

Roosevelt whether he will or whether he will not as (he candi- 
date in chief. It is doubtful if Lawson controls his own vote, 
but if he is in charge of his personal suffrage, il is doubtful if 
he knows whom he will honor with it. He is as shifty as an old 
maid, and dismal as a forest wind. 

The re-organization of the Citizens' Alliance having been 

effected, under the direction of a new president and executive 
committee, assisted by an advisory board of seventy-five, and 
associated with the Citizens' Industrial Association of America, 
of New York, notice is given that the Legal and Publicity De- 
partments are open to its members at rooms 917-18-30-22 Mer- 
chants' Exchange Building. 


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Willi a young friend, the writer visited one of the largest of 
the cheaper theatres last week. An immense audience was im- 
patiently stamping for the performance to begin, as we entered. 
The play was the usual melodrama, replete with life and action. 
Love, jealousy and revenge were instinct in every act. The 
stains of a civilization, il is said, is I" be judged by the intellec- 
tual development of its average unit. In this large theatre, 
which is but one of a dozen of the same kind, was gathered an 
audience which may fairly be termed an average one, composed, 
as it was. principally of the working class. The mechanic, with 
his wife and child, were to be seen abundantly, the clerk and his 
best girl were everywhere in evidence, and the servant "lady" 
of Pacific avenue clinging to the arm of her bean, was present 
in large numbers. Ami yet. how easily are these grown people 
amused! How simple their emotions! How elemental their 
feelings. How limited their horizon. How genuinely they 
sorrowed with the persecuted heroine. How they fairly exuded 
hatred when the black-mustached villain strutted across the 



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Alice Basnett Montague, mezzo-soprano, who, with high-clan* 
talent, will give a concert 'it Century Club Hail next Ti 

stage, and bow they bowled with delight when the climax ci , 

ami the afore rationed villain dropped in bis tracks, killed b] 

the manly suitor. Verj simple, very wishy-washy, very weak 
mental pabulum, yet evidently quite Btrong enough for a large 
proportion of our theatre-goers. 

* * * 

"People do not laugh willingly," says Frank Daniels, who cer- 
tainly ought to be an authority on cachination, sine he has 
putting the United States on the broad grin for many years. 
His present vehii le is ■■The Tattoo.,] Man," and Charles Dilling- 
ham, his manager, thinks it the beat the rotund actor h 
appeared in. Daniels semi- to gei his laughs so easily thai his 
confession thai it is work is mildly startling. "Yon have to make 

I do 90, inns! 
study as diligently as the tragedian who aim- at t] 

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taneous joke is sometimes worked up by the comedian during the 
entire season. Take, for example, an old piece of stage business. 
The comedian extracts from his pocket a cigar. In doing so lie 
reveals to the audience (hat he has other cigars in his pocket 
Two or three times he draws attention to the cigars, and shows 
by bis manner or words that he is treasuring them. Then some 
one slaps him on the pocket, or he leans against something, and 
breaks the cigars. When he pulls the fractured weeds, with a 
doleful expression, from his pocket, he gets a laugh: but he 
wouldn't do so if the attention of the audience hadn't been re- 
peatedly directed to the fact that the cigars were there ami were 
highly Valued." -'The Tattooed Man." with Mr. Daniels and all 
the merry company which have proved so popular in New York, 
will be at fix Van' Ness for two weeks, beginning January 20th. 

* * * 

No musk il play presented in this city this season has mei 
with such cordial' reception as "George Washington, Jr." The 
Novelty Theatre has been crowded at every performance, the 
songs have been encored, time and time again, and each member 
of the company has been accorded such a royal reception thai 
the engagement has proved quite in the nature of an ovation 
to each of them. We have witnessed several of Mr. Cohan's suc- 
cesses in the past few years, but tame of them have attained quite 
as much popularity as "George Washington. Jr." Its pungent 
wit, rapid-fire speeches, and hurricane action, quite appeals to 
San Francisco audiences. 

* * * 

.lames T. Powers and a large company come to the Novelty 
Theatre a week from Monday, and present the latest interna- 
tional musical comedy success. "The Blue Moon." The com- 
pany in support of Mr. Powers includes Clara Palmer, Nanon 
Jacques, Leslie Leigh, Myrtle Cosgrove. Robert Broderick. II. L. 
Griffith. Frank Farrington, Blanche Wilmot, Jennie- Prager, the 
toe dancer, and one of those large and beautiful choruses whom 
none know so well how to secure as the managers of this produc- 

* * * 

Henry W. Savage never does anything in the theatrical line 1 ■ \ 
halves, and "Woodland," at the Van Ness Theatre, is surely one 
of his best efforts. The cast this season includes a number of 
exceptionally able people, and particularly effective hits are made 
by Ceorge W. Leslie as the Liar Bird; Mary Quive as the Night- 
ingale: Harry Benham as Robin Redbreast, and Dwight Allen 
as General Rooster. There are many song hits in the piece, the 
best remembered being "Dainty Little Ingenue," "Tale of the 
Turtle Dove," "Society," and "The Message of Spring." "Wood- 
land" will be seen for a second and last week at the Van Ness 
Theatre, commencing with Monday night. There will be Sun- 
day evening performances and Saturday matinees. 

"The Sign of the Cross" will be withdrawn from the New 
Alcazar stage next Sunday evening, and is to be succeeded by an 
elaborate scenic production of the great drama of Russian hie. 
"Resurrection," adapted from Tolstoy's book of the same title. 
It was for writing this work, and thereby drawing the world'- 
attention to the horrors of serfdom and the Siberian prison sys- 
tem, that the eminent sociologist was driven from his native 
land by order of the Czar. 

''Resurrection" exposes the suffering of a people at the hands 
of despotism, and incidentally portrays the uplifting from degra- 
dation of two souls — that of an educated peasant girl and that 
of the prince who took advantage of her innocence and trust. 
Thais ijawton is cast for the unfortunate peasant, Kutuska Mas- 
lova, and Bertram Lytell will play the Prince, whose penitence 
leads to the resurrection of her soul as well as his own. "The 
Sign of the Cross" is a scenic as well as a dramatic triumph, 
ami "Resurrection" bids fair to rival it in popularity. 

* * * 

The Orpheum for the week beginning this Sunday afternoon 
should prove exceedingly popular, for its show is composed of 
acts that are novel and popular. The Manello-Marniiz troupe, 
who head the list of the new-comers, are conceded to be extraor- 
dinary acrobats. Their feats are daring and sensational and 
entirely new. They are four in number, three women and one 
man, and their act is described as being particularly graceful and 
refined. Shean and Warren, comedians, will present a side-split- 
ting travesty entitled "Quo Vadis Upside Down." All who de- 
light in lively or rag-time music will find much pleasure in the 
sketch to be presented by Foster and Foster, ft is called "The 

Volunteer Pianist," and is a clever musical oddity in vaude- 
ville. W. Immans and his great Newfoundland and Tiger Dogs 
should prove exceedingly interesting. These magnificent speci- 
mens of the canine race have been perfectly trained by Mr. Im- 
mans, and their performance is described as wonderful. Next 
week will be the last of Mile. Fougere, the exquisite Parisian 


* * * 

The concert to he given by Alice Basnett Montague, mezzo- 
soprano, al Century Club Hall. Franklin and Sutter streets, next 
Tuesday evening. January 14th, is exciting a great deal of in- 
terest in musical and society circles. Mrs. Montague comes of 
a most musical family in the South, and after studying in Bos- 
ton, took an extended course with Mine. Mathilde Marchesi, the 
elder, in Paris, but completing her work with Blanche Marchesi. 
the daughter, in London. Mrs. Montague has never sung in 
public in America, but she- received some most flattering notices 
in both Paris and London when she sang there in the spring. 

The artist will be assisted by Mr. Nathan Landsberger, the 
well-known violinist, Mr. Wallace A. Sahin, organist, and Mr. 
Frederick Mattrer. Jr., accompanist. The sale of seats will begin 
at the music house of Kohler & Chase. Suiter and Franklin 
streets, this Saturday morning, and from present indications, 
the bouse will be erowded with a cultured and musical audience. 
The programme is as follows: 1. "Ombra mai In" (largo), San- 
del, violin, organ, piano obligate, Mrs. Montague: 2. (a) Sou- 
venir in D, Drdla. (b) Hungarian Dance, Brahms-Joachim, Mr. 
Landsberger: :;. (a) "Lucia," Old Italian Song, (hi "Der Tod 
und das Madchen." Schubert, (c) Aria, Lucrezia Borgia, Doni- 
zetti, Mrs. Montague. Intermission. -I. Aria, Elijah (organ 
obligate), Mendelssohn. Mrs. Montague, Mr. Sahin; 5. Spanish 
Dance No. S, Sarasate. Mr. Landsberger; 6 (a) "La Cieea" — La 
Giaconda, Ponchielli. (b) "Mon eoeur s'ouvre a ta voix" — 
Samson and Delilah. Mrs. Montague, Saint-Saens. 

* * * 

Harper's Weekly of a recent issue contains a splendid pencil 
sketch of that San Francisco favorite. Mr. Dennis O'Sullivan. 
by John Sargent. It is given a full page. Mr. Sullivan writes 
that he will soon be in San Francisco after a tour which has 

added much to his laurels. 

* * * 

At Ye Liberty, in Oakland, the week has been a veritable tri- 
umph for Jane Kelton, who is alternating with Miss Fletcher 
in "Old Heidelliurg." The play has been lavishly staged, Mis- 
Wishaar outdoing herself as master of sceneries, and the east in 
both combinations is an excellent one. Miss Kelton is well 
known in the Bay Cities, and boasts a large circle of enthusiastic 
friends, who have made the stage a floral bower at her every ap- 
pearance. She gives a most finished and artistic performance. 
Manager Bishop is to be congratulated. He has discovered a 
star "I' the first magnitude. 

Stories are being diligently circulated that Mill Valley is 

without an adequate water supply. This is a most harmful and 
malicious untruth, as the supply i- plentiful ami of a quality 
that is superior to any. 


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Forth from our Paradise we have been driven! 

With stem and flaming sword before the gates 

Implacable the awful Angel waits ; 
Those mighty walls eannoi be sealed nor riven, 
Ami unto us 'twill nevermore be given 

To wander in the Summer-scented air, 

To dream through lilied hours without a care; 
Willi hitter sorrow we musl now be shriven. 

Bleak lies the world before our troubled gaze; 
And \h---wi- are together! Think how bare, 

To cuic of us lefl wandering 1 ly there, 

Eden itself bad seemed, how long the days. 
Oh, Adam, lord of me, lift up thine eyes — 
1 yet shall load thee back to Paradise! 

— Venita Seiberi in The Smart Set. 



The despatches give the news of 11"' receivership appointed 
by Judge Walter Sanborn to safeguard the property of the Chi- 
cago Greai Western K. R. Co. Those appointed are A. P>. Stick- 
ney, who is now president of the road, and Charles H. F. Smith. 
The attorneys appointed by the court for the receivers is the linn 
of Kellogg and Severance. Mr. C. A. Severance and his partner 
nave been honored with the confidence of the President in the 
prosecution of the Interstate Commerce matters, and now Judge 
Sanborn, than whom none ranks higher, in the esteem of the 
public in the United States, has lorsed the validity of Presi- 
dential preferment by giving Mr. Severance's firm the appoint- 
ment mentioned. Mr. Stickney, ever since the inception of his 
line, has had a difficult road to travel. The old Minnesota and 
Northwestern was a failure as a revenue producer; lain- it was 
eompleted 16 Chicago, and then to Kansas City, ami was known 
as tlie "Maple Leaf System." Part of this is the Mason City 
and Fort Dodge, a heavily mortgaged mad, which has been a 
charge on the parent company. Mi'. Stickney is a rugged, hon- 
est, independent character, and he has. through this ami his ab- 
solute refusal to 'enter into combinations or pools, ear I the 

undying enmity of some of the biggesl railroad magnates in the 
land. 'Phis may or may not have had 3omething to '1" with Ike 
passing into Ike hands of a receiver. The road is now on 
basis, and except for old charges, could Btand am strain. The 
appointment by Judge Sanborn is an evidence of hi- faith in 
Messrs. Stickney, Kellogg and Severance, and an abs 
antee of n "square deal" to all concerned. 



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Week beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matin* very day. 



PICTURES; lust week and great success of <:i s lonWA ui >S' 

Evening prices— 10c, 25c, 50c, and 75c, Box seats, $1. 

Matinee Prices (except Sundays and Holidays), 10c, 25c. and 50c. 

Hi, ,ih. West 6000. 

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George Ade is an alumnus of Perdue I nivi 
cite. rnd.. where be graduated i" 1887. \\ hi 
was known as a good, all-round fellow, and a fair student, his 
temperament being more on the la, kadaisical ordei i 1 
energetic. Tie had a quiel vein of dr, wit. but a i on - 

at thai time that be would eventually develop into 
wit. While at the TJnivers 

lei lev -e, 1,-! joe el i ! : in June, 1900, 

,il i hapter of this fi ,. , ;ite the fif- 

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little hook under the title oi " \ Si ' lir." Alumi 

atribute, \ I 
solicited. 1 1 

dow," whii li he has since adm 
for the bui medy bearing the smne name. 

Then indard cafe, restaurant and luncheon place 

in S.-in 

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matinees Saturdays 

M. COHAN'S National 

This week and next week. Every night, 
i.asi time, Sunday, January 19th, GEO. 
Song Show, 

Willi Carter De Haven, Flora Parker, Willis P. Sweatnan, and a 
big east. A Cohanesque singing and dancing: chorus. 
January 20th-JAMES T. POWERS in "THE BLUE MOON." 

Van Ness Theatre 

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New Alcazar Theatre 

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Organist of St. Domfnlr's Church, and the Temple Sherlth Israel. 

Teacher of Singing. Pianofortes. Organ, Harmony and Composition. 

New Studio — 2517 California Street. 

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Local newspaperdom was never so upset as last week, when 
the merriest of wars for new- was on. The Call led the week, the 
Chronicle came second, and the Examiner was a lagging, limp- 
ing third, without a scoop to its credit, and three bad heats 
against it. 

The Call started the trouble on Monday morning bj a remark- 
able story—nothing less than the discovery that Jere Enode 
Cooke, the famous Long Island preacher who eloped several 
months ago with his seventeen year old ward, was in town, with 

the girl and with a six-weeks" old baby. This made tl ther 

papers fairly writhe, especially the Examiner, which was respon- 
sible for the Call's scoop. In the previous Sunday's Examiner 
was a fake story to the effect that the girl was in Florida. With 
the story was published a picture which a detective saw. Ee 
remembered having boarded here al the same house with the 
original of the picture. The rest was easy. For two or three 
days the Examiner tried frantically to gel something new on Hie 
story, hut day after day it was compelled to ••trail" with stale 

Then came the second big scoop. Edna Needham 'lid in an 
abortionist's house. The Chronicle and the Examiner came out 
on Thursday morning with mvstery stories regarding her — 
beautiful, unidentified girl, and all that sort of stuff. The Call 
published her name and picture. That fairly set the Examiner 
crazy, for if there is anything that paper loves, it is a "beautiful 
girl gone wrong" story. 

The Examiner's imported editorial force had hardly recovered 
from this when came hank disclosures — the confession of a clerk 
that he had made false entries in the books. The Call and the 
Chronicle had the story complete. The Examiner was com- 
pletely left. Honestly, isn't that enough to drive to insanity the 
editors of a paper that claims always to lie first? 

Then Aoki. Japanese ambassador, arrived on Friday. On 
Saturday the Call and the Chronicle had interviews with him. 
Not a word of interview in the Examiner, which had a whole 
flock of men pursuing him. But Aoki has been in this country 
long enough to be distrustful of yellow journals. Perhaps he 
had heard of General Funston's experiences. 

In the history of journalism in San Francisco there is not a 
record that equals all this for stupidity. 

There is another illuminating feature of the affair, illustrat- 
ing how little figure the Bulletin cuts with the public. In clubs 
and oilier places where men gather, there are discussions as to 
the rivalry between the three morning papers. Once in a while 
some one would remark about something he had seen in the Bulle- 
tin, whereupon would be heard. "The Bulletin — Hell!" Noth- 
ing could better express the attitude of the public toward the 
Boughten Bulletin. 

Sentiment is too often cheap humanity, hifalutin philan- 
thropy, bogus benevolence. We are prone to pet antipathies, 

while indifferent to greater wrongs. In England, years ago, the 
black man's troubles kept people too busy to protect white child- 
ren who were worked to death in the English clay pits. Negro 
slavery was the favorite antipathy. Tt had all the hideous charm 
of distance. Now we are working white children in our cotton 
mills, and. in (tod's name, how much horror has it aroused. This 
thing will keep on till somebody overworks a young nigger, and 
somebody else writes to a Boston paper about it. The commun- 
ity that negatively connives at this phase of infanticide is as 
positively guilty as the men who are waxing rich over this legal- 
ized murder of the innocents. As a North Carolinan. 1 curse 
the day my State began to emulate "Yankee enterprise." if she 
must pay for it with the blood of her little ones. But virtue in 
many cases is custom-sanctioned crime. Just stick to some in- 
famous precedent if you want to he a justified criminal. Babies 
six year? of age are murdered wholesale because — well, because 
they always have been. 1 should rather work in a chain gang 
than work children in my factory. 
* * * 

How unjust to blame a man for "talking of something he 

H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer gf Fine Novelties, cTVlaker gf Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty. 

knows nothing of." Talk breeds talk, and a nonsensical -tale- 
tneiii may invite a correction. Talk about what you don't know, 
to learn about whal you do know, to teach. Every fact in Science 
was horn of ignorance or mistake. The hlessed truths of to-day 
were begotten by blunders or stumbled upon. Suppose scientists 
gave up because (lie greatest scientist made an ass of himself with 
his absurd "emission theory." Newton declared that sight darted 
from the eve to Mm' object seen. The fact that the majority i 
ns can stand in the dark aid -ee something in Hie light better 

than we can stand in the light and see something in the dark 
never entered (he brain that played ducks anil drakes with the 
planets. 1 shouldn't vote for a supervisor who held the "emission 

theory." Newton had - greai fault; lie was human. Hon'! 

\ou suppose he talked about things he didn't understand? lie 

had to talk about what lie didn't know to know what he thought 
about. Sometimes a fellow's talk teaches him nothing hut his 

ignorance: that is something. 

* * * 

Daily it becomes more and more apparent that we will have 
to have additional transit facilities through the central pari of 

town. There will have to be an underground Market street line 

or an elevated along Mission. The public clamor for more cars 
on Market street. But if many more were run. the accidents 
would he numerous. As it is, one cannot cross Market street, in 
the vicinity of Third, without serious risk of being hurt. Be- 
tween the cars going up and the cars going down, one has to 
dodge ami squirm to avoid being ran over. Tt is all right to 
demand that the United Railroads put on more cars, hut where 
will thev he put and still leave room for pedestrians? 

* * * 

Some one has been trying to discover the territory infested by 
the most beautiful of American women. The New England 
complexion, perhaps, excels. But the "down East" girl lacks 
sentiment. The Southern girl possesses sentiment am! a well- 
bred composure that keeps her from "slopping over." But she 
hasn't the Yankee color. The Western girl has vivacity, hut 
lacks poise. As to attractiveness, it is six of one and half dozen 
of the other. Women dress more sensibly than (hey did. But, 
while tight lacing and pinching the feet are relatively rare to 
what they were, these atrociously high heels are still popular 
for street wear. Perhaps no man on earth- admires high heels 
and thin soles, but you can't convince the average woman who 
may be as broad as she is long, and outrageously fat, that she 
is not improved by such. But there is an adaptability about the 
American woman little short of marvelous. To me, it suggests 
inspiration. The servant girl, surprised by wealth and invited 
by its opportunities, leaves the kitchen for the drawing room, 
which she graces with the unstudied grace of one born in the 
purple. But. there are exceptions, and Mrs. Blank is one. A 
lady remarking to her that "Mrs. Blank's protege is a charming 
girl," she replied: "Portagee? I thought she was a native 
daughter." Mrs. Blank, who in her life was flic most exclusive 
of our social autocrats, was once a waitress. ITer daughter mar- 
ried into the nobility of England. 

Burns Hammam Baths 

One on O'Farrell at, Fillmore 
One, Eddy at, Van Ness 

Open Day and Night 

January II. 1908. 



The longer 1 view the prize-fight game from a decent distance, 
the funnier ii seems. The Attell-Moran slagging match fur- 
nished the usual amount of amusement. Quite the most comical 
feature, one that made me fairly chortle, was the game played 
li_\ two fake pool sellers, who established headquarters where 
they gave tempting odds. It is estimated that they raked in 
something over $2,000 on the scheme. Had they swindled a lot 
of poor people, or country people, or the ordinary easy come-ous, 
I would have found in the incident no occasion for mirth. But, 
on the contrary, they fleeced a lot of "wise guys," ring followers, 
Tenderloin habitues who, being crooked themselvesj pride them- 
selves to being able to take care of their money. To see them 
lose is really funny. 

Another beautiful feature of the fight was the action of Attell 
in objecting to the ounce or two of overweight that Moran dis- 
played. The bar on the scales fluttered just a trifle above the 
center of the aperture in which it swings. But the wily Attell 
maintained that it should balance in the center of the aperture 
or be below it. it was pointed out to him that such a rule had 
never been enforced, and that an ounce could not make any dif- 
ference. But, seeing a chance for a hold-up, he demanded his 
ounce of flesh, or $2,500. It was only when the threat was made 
to abandon the fight that he consented to go on if paid $250 

Then came the decision made by the great referee, Jeffries, 
lie acknowledged that the fighters were not evenly matched, but 
said that it would be unfair to deprive either of them of the 
world's championship on a narrow margin. Which shows how 
much reasoning power a prize-fighter has. Why not a decision 
on a narrow margin'!' When one horse beats another by a short 
nose, the judges do not consider thai the loser will he deprived 
of prestige by their decision against him. One point is enough 
in a world's championship billiard match, an inch or even less 
will win a foot race. In the casual attention I have paid to 
sports, I do not remember having ever before heard so ridiculous 
and absurd a pronunciamento. Imagine a crowd at the track 
being satisfied with a draw when there was the difference of 
more than a hair between two horses. 

Of course, the reason for this draw decision was that it. will 
bring about another fight for the championship, to the gain of 
thousands of dollars for the promoters and the fighters. It is 
an odd thing that sporting men will allow themselves to be im- 
posed upon in this way. Rut for so long a time has the prize- 
fight game thrived here through the rankest kind of swindling 
that the public is satisfied with anything that bears b semblance 
to fairness. 

* * * 

This ceaseless drivel about "the down-trodden working- 
man," "the poor laborer," and the like, is sickening. Ii is tire- 
some rubbish. Ninety per cent of those indulging in it B 
pie who seek to make something tor themselves out ol 
solicitude for the manual laborer. In the first place, the "work- 
Lngman" is not "down-trodden." lie is pampered more than 
any one else in the community. In the words of the demaj 
the cheap politician and the circulation-seeking dailj aewspaper, 
he is to be thought of before any one else. Everything must 
make way for "labor;" "the WO 

before shop-keeper, lawyer, A erk, fanner or any one else, 

notwithstanding the fact that the workingman, in the sense 
usually considered — that is. the union laborite — forms but five 
per cent of our population. This type of workingmar 
aristocrat of the i untry. lie is the privileged person, bis class 
the preferred i lass, although the other millions work just as hard 

at their business, and ire generally more law-abiding than he is. 

This truckling to the "laboring class" is getting nauseating. I 
iid. and its absurdity will be appreciated some day by the 
: in it. In the name of all that is holy. 
what claim has the little minority of our real we 
chosen as the eleci to whose special interest the interests of all 
others must tic sacrificed: lie is usually a foreigner, or under 
the domination of o eigners. lie is found only in oar largest 
cities oi- in of the land knows him D 

cept indirectly, by reason of the discrimination made 
rest of the land in his favor. The daily newspap - 
Francisco, and of other American cities, are such arrant cowards 
that they dare not say a word displeasing to these "down-l 
workingmen." no matter how these same papers may abuse 

d though the proprie 
the daily papers, if the truth be know hate the "work- 


There's a unique 
adaptability about 
Pears' Soap. It makes 
the child enjoy its bath 
helps the mother pre- 
serve her complexion, 
and the man of the 
house finds nothing 
quite so good for sha- 

Have you used Pears' 

Pears' the soap for the whole family. 

ingman" and his union as the devil hates holy water. They 
make pets of the least intelligent of our population, for if the 
"workingmen" had an iota of intelligence, they would suspectj 
even if they did not fully appreciate, the Insincerity of the news- 
papers and the vote-seeking politicians who coddle them. 

By Mildred Howells. 

In dreams I find a gate through which I pass 

Along a path, guarded by hollyhocks, 
That threads the old time tangled mass 

Of tiger-lilies, marigold*, and phi 

I follow it until at last I stand 

Before a little house, severely white, 
Whose well-worn latch I lift with eager hand, 

And cross its threshold in the waning light. 

For it is always evening when I come, — 

i u t u in ii twilight, which the neighboring sea 
Chills with its breath, — and for a welcome home, 
Upon tlie hearth the firelight laughs at 

Beside it lies a cat in monkish frock 

furry gray, whose drowsy purr is all 
That breaks the silence, save a busy clock, 
Speeding the parting minutes, on the wall. 

Wrapped in warm peace I rest, till far away 

In the -till house a f 1 bear. 

Ligri - through the distant chambei 

Remote at first, but slowly drawing near. 

Breathless I watch, while through the open door, 
The friends I lost and long for. one by one, 

r about me in the dl lore. 

Then my dream fades, and I awake alone. 

— Century. 

The Vienna Cafe and Bakery, n<>w at 1014 Van Ness 

avenue, is justly celebrated foi mince pies 

- frozen dainties, its ,!1 kinds, hut the 

n to the 1- l. the shopper, the woman 

of the world and the people in _ the. inauguration of a 

new Grill, where English mutton chops and thick, juicy steaks 

are a specialty. 

' formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

hate opened at corner of California and Polk streets. 



January 11, 190S. 


Suit Against ( >ru ir 

The Board of Supervisors of Eed- 
Will Regulate vrood City have at last taken action 

s helters. againsl the establishment of a 

ter by the Guggenheims at South 
San Francisco by the passage of an ordinance which not only 
licenses plants of the kind, bui places them under the super- 
vision of the County Health officer ; and provides stringenl con- 
ditions under which thej can be operated. This should work no 
hardship upon the proprietors! who will know jusl exactlj whal 
is expected of them before thej begin, or al least before thej 

finish the work of construction. I If course, there arc a few | pie 

opposed to an ordinance of this kind, which really in a way 
Eavors the smelter, bul thej r-.\n\ oo weight, and the me 
will eventually become law. 

'I be dismissal oi the suil of the 
Golden Gate Mining and M 
( lompanj againsl the < (phir Silver 
Mining Company, has been an- 
nounced. It was dismissed, on the motion oi the attorn 
the defendants, on the ground that the plaintiffs had failed to 

produce either experts or witnesses after a wail of three Qths, 

This suit against the Ophir to recover $4,000,000 for 
trespassing on claims was headed trj R. Eewson of this city, who 
has before, on several occasions, ii is said, sued the big 
.stock company, hut never yet has a suit co to trial. The de- 
fendants claim, on their part, thai the Golden Gate concern has 
been selling large blocks of stock in Seattle, Portland and the 
Northwest, claiming thai their mine, which adjoins the Ophir, 
claim, contains $100,00(1. nun worth <>!' ore. II is also sa 
no important work has so far been done on the claims, and that 
it contains no such fabulous treasure as reported. 

The report of the State Hank Ex- 
Queer System of Bane aminers, who have jusl elosed an 
Examination. e am n; i of the country banks of 

the State, in accordance with the 
call issued recently, shows a cash reserve equal to 35 per cent 
of the deposits. This is regarded as a remarkable exhibition of 
strength. The report goes on to say that in all cases to which 
the Commission has so Ear given its attention, a reserve Ear in 
excess of the amounl required by law has been £i I. The re- 
ports of the savings hanks have raised the poini of their right to 
deposit their reserve funds with the commercial banks \- 10 
at the rate of two per cent interest thereon. The Attorney Gen- 
eral says that this action is ool in accordance with the banking 
law of the State, and the < lommission will take action in the mat- 
ter. The system of ban! examination as carried out by the 
State Commission .seems rather crude. It might he dubbed 
"the lazy man's way." The i ■. i ation, it would appear, con- 
sists in receiving M mad a batch of reports made oul bj the 

hanks themselves the Commissioners then passing ui 

ares. We would submit that this should more propi i j be called 
an examination of bank statements, instead of the banks them- 
selves. Admitting that the said hanks are managed I", honest 
men, their statements might be accepted as correct, but 
ing that a dishonest manager of a weak bank plans a raid upon 
he dcposiiors, which happens occasionally, we regrel to 
their statement !ikc!\ to prove correct? This system pn 
accounts for the Tact, as home out by unhappy experiences in the 
past, that the Bank Commissioners were nol in a position to "ei 
at the true state of affaire until after some bank has collapsed; 

1 hie would ihink that in order to satisfy themselves ilia a 

is absolutely solvent, it would be necessary spert the 

independently of the hank people, and not simply resl 
with the mere ipse dixit of some official, which is abo 
amounts to under the pivseiil system. 

Another Richmond A nem corporation is about to entei 

in the Field. the field as a manufacturer of 

and the Snnouncemenl i- now made 

that it will creel an i ase planl near Dagget. The syndicate 

is a British one, and the property it owns i- thai of the Palm 


San Francisco, Cal. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000.00 



Paid Up Capital 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 

Interest at 
the rate of 


per cent 
per annum 

was paid on deposits for six months ending June 29, 1907. 


Borate Company of Los Angeles, which has opened up a large 
trad of borate of lime, on which i 5 calculated thai over 3,000,- 

000 tons are exposed. -Many wealthy operators in the State 
it Washington are interested n the proposition. The British 

ell posted in the and have made j on 

of it in coi 1 am with the P. M. Smith Company, and for this 

reason it will not he difficult to raise the money necessary to Soal 
another concern of the kind. 

The Spring Valley Water < lompany 
A Deal which Failed, held its annua] meeting on Wednes- 
day last. According to the repo 
of the President, Mr. A. 11. Payson, the corporation faces a de- 
(ieii oi $73,156.2 -nil of the year's operations. This is 

ascribed ■ large iem are of $3 1 f,850.84, for I 

placemenl and equipmeni of sections of the plant destroyed 03 
the big lire. Had the company recovered the sum of $160,000 
which ii 1 to obtain from the city, the deficit, the re- 

have been turned into a surplus. The following 
directors wen elected to serve for tin ensuing year : A. H. Pay- 
son, president : J. M. Quay, Homer S. King, I. W. Hellman, Jr., 
W. B. Bourn. J. Hem iti er and P. B. Anderson. Of the 
•.'so.nuii -hares of the company, WJ. '.'<'> were represented at the 
i ng. 
BJarliei in the week, what was known as the Spring Valley 
Bond S osed its affairs and passed out of exi 

The syndicate was organized aboul two years ago to Boal some 
$] t,500,000 of the Water Company's bonds, which it took at 
$92.50. Aboul $4,500,000 worth of these bonds were disposed 
of in this ei s "i ork al s i'*. less the commission, which, 

it 1- said, was one-half ol one per cent. These sales were mad. 
the lire. The unsold bonds were delivered to the members 
of the syndicab bj the 1 aion Trust Company, by which they 
had been held in escrow, they being prorated in accordance with 
the terms oi the agreement between the members of the syndi- 
cate when the\ undertook to finance the bond-. « iei I - ag 

100,000 and representing the interest earned by the bonds 
31 , il 1- -.1 d, & i among the members of the syn- 


Member Stock and Bond Exchange. 

Member San Francisco Mining Exchange. 

J. C. WILSON, Broker 


488 California St., San Francisco. 
Telephone. Temporary 815. KOHL BUILDING. 

Zadio S Go. 

Stock Brokers 

Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog 
Manhattan, Comstock, Fair- 
view and Wonder Stocks 

324 Buih Street, directly opposite the neff San Franciice Stock 
and Exchange Building. We have Installed a prirate wire con- 
necting San Franciioo with Goldfield. Phone Temporary 1725. 

Jamakv 11. 19 



The situation at Goldtield is more 
Local Mining Share assuring, and from all appearances, 
Maeket. tin' arbitrary rule of the Western 

Federation of Miners is over and 
ilone with for all time. The Mine Owners' Association can now 
get all the miners it requires on its own terms, so that it's quite 
independent of the old-time union. Even the power and tele- 
phone companies have announced that after January 10th it 
Brill uo longer recognize the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 
in the employment of electricians, and will also inaugurate a 
new scale of wages, which will he on a scale of a reduction of $1 
per day from the old-time rate. All of these new arrangements 
will, it is hoped, restore peace and confidence in the eamp, and 
this belief has had a good effect already in sustaining the 
strength of the local market for the Goldfield shares, which have 
shown considerable activity during the past week. It is also 
said that the coming Legislature will follow in the steps of 
' Governor Sparks, and sustain him in all his actions during the 
|iast crisis. This will undoubtedly end agitation by the people 
disposed to be disorderly, and lead to a speedy and effectual 
settlement of the difficulty. 

The Comstock Market has been fairly active during the week, 
with prices firm in the case of the leading mines. The official 
reports for the week are remarkably favorable, and that from 
Ophir shows a marked increase in the quality and quantity of 
the yield of ore. In Con. Virginia it is intended to resume work 
on the 2250 level to intersect the downward continuation of the 
ore bodies in the levels above. Mexican is also said to be looking 
well in the workings on the 2000 level, where a large quantity of 
high-grade ore has already been extracted. Next week it is ex- 
pected that the new big mill of Yellow Jacket will be running 
regularly on ore from that property. The finishing touches are 
now being put on the plant, and everything is about ready for a 
test run. Work has been resumed upon the Sun,, tunnel level 
of Savage, Chollar and Potosi, all three of which will soon I" 
added to the list of Comstock ore producers. 

Business has been much more active of late in the markel Eor 
local stocks and bonds. The latter are i»i especially good reque 
A stronger tone is reported m Alaska Packers'. Ah 
has been levied by the Home Oil Company of Fresno, which it 
one time paid dividends. 

It is reported that contracts have jusl been signed by the 
Standard Oil Company I'm- tin 1 purchase of high-grade nil in 
the Santa Maria fields at 86 o 

price. The last contracts made in the Santa Maria fields n 
a .'.o rent basis. Despite the great increase in production, the 
Standard was. il is said, unable to till all its orders. When the 
company's agents approached the independent producers for new 

contracts, the latter, aware of the growing demand, held 

higher prices, and as a result, the 86 eent figure was agrei d open. 
Contracts made by tin' company m the Kern County 

were also at a figure of the usual rate. In some in- 

flames it went to 10 cents. Figures published by the Oil Ex- 
i .Lin ;e show thai \\ iih tto year just I '.'.">l 1 ,6 16 

been paid in dividends b] the listed oil compaii . 


The People's Water < lompanj . under its very effective manage- 
ment, is taking steps to remain years ahead of demands. 

as the eities depenaeni on its supply are concerned. Las 
it asked tor permissio s pumping station in 

land, with a water supply capacity of 3,000,000 iailv. 

According to the plans, the buildin and is 

to be 111' i>\ ■">:; feet, outside dimensions. The foundation is to 
concrete, while the frame work will he of structural iron. 

with galvanized corrugated Bteel The Damping - 

will not only increase the capacity of the plant, hut its et' 

will be greater, the pumping station 

-ult that the water pressure throughout the city will be 
ally increased, and the volume greater from the ■ 



to investigate. I can show you a good sound investment that is also a 
safe speculative proposition. 

There are occasional 

propositions which make the investor independent of panics and frenzied 
finance. And I happen to have that kind just now. 

If I don't. DELIVER the GOODS don't, buy. 

For full information inquire of H. L. TILLEY. Mining Engineer, room 
605 Kamm Building, 717 Market St., San Francisco. 


The pines shake and the winds wake. 
And the dark waves crowd the sky-line ! 
The birds fly out on a troubled sky ; 
The widening road lies white and long, 
And the page is turned. 
And the world is tired! 
So I want no more of twilight sloth. 
And I want no more of resting. 
And of all the earth I ask no more 
Than the green sea, the great sea, 
The long road, the white road. 
And a change of life to-daj ! 
— Arthur Stringer in Everybody's Magazine. 


Mayor Taylor has again shown that be is "no man's man," 
and that, he is above party and politician. We may many of us 
differ from the gentlemen named to office on important questions, 
but there is no doubt as to the honesty of purpose of those the 
Mayor has placed in office. The appointments are good ones, 
and tin men are trained men. There will never be any need for 
any one of these men to plead inexperience or lack of educational 
unity to excuse It is firmly believed that no 

Mayor tei ?el of men to office. The 

ii ire en izens. They are of the 
class that do things, ami President Roosevelfa doctrine of the 
strenuous life tits them all. "[ wish to preach, nol the doctrine 
of ignoble i he doctrine of the strenuous life, the life 

of tmi and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form 
of success which comes not to the man who desires mere easy 

- not shrink from danger, from 
from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the 

splendid ultimate triumph." The News Letter believes in lend- 
ing tin' new officials all the help in its power, and while it has 
! upon many occasions with th men in rJUi 

icy, it indulges itself in its usual cheerful optimism and 
bids them Cod-speed. 

If labor unions could learn, or rather would learn, any- 
thing b acquired 
from their experience in Nevada. There they managed to utterly 
the mil: prevent anything of the kind being 
supported by the 9 Government 

bloodshed. Now that the 

ne. we are told nil bitterly 

militia or ran. ra- 

ti Federal 
ik out in is the 

Mthdrawn. and the\ will ■ iy, and 

the union will be 

ment h that kind in hand, it mat job of 

them, as w In fighting a State militia 

the un efore delih - i own 


PAKO CMNTMKNT is guaranteed 

bleeding or protruding piles in ii to 14 days or money refunded. ." 

for the rights of others, and disregard of all 

laws, human and divine. & labor 

ations, which have bithi i monopoly on them, 

mes from Kentucky of midnigir 
destruction of property, mi . the part of one 

section of tobacco growers because others will not a. 
their product at the prices that the raiders have decided upon, 
equals the best efforts of the Federation of Miners. 



January 11, 1908. 

l&tpavteb bg ISjarolii Make, i§>wrrtarg 

The theme chosen this week by the Fundamental Fellows was 
"peace," and they almost reached it in certain stages of the de- 
bate! It was evident, as they began to assemble, that every de- 
bater was prepared to prove something. They all carried huge 
bundles of pamphlets, ponderous Government reports or ency- 
clopedias. "Tney ought to call this the Impromptu Club." said 
one of the reporters. 

The sessioi was held in Washington, D. C. In the audience 
was an admixture of eminent faces familial in the ads of patent 
medicines, and gave, as the chairman whimsically said after- 
ward, "a sort of tonic to the debate." 

The controversy covered a wide range, but the general theme 
was "peace." Variety was given to the discussion by considering 
the differences that exist, if any (philosophically) between 
woman and war. At one period, the club plunged boldly into 
the wake of the American fleet, and caused a tidal wave of patri- 
otic emotion. 

A man, obviously from Wall street, heard for the first time of 
the closing of the Temple of Janus. The session was otherwise 
notable in many ways. 

"For once," said the Chairman, in opening the discussion, 
"the world linds itself at peace." 

"Yes." spoke up a big-browed member from Boston, "even 
Corea has abandoned the war policy." 

"But it got into a tangle of a row when it sent a peace com- 
mission to The Hague," observed a bright-eyed little man, who is 
said to be writing a scathing history of current times. 

The chairman sighed. "All the world," he resumed, "with I he 

exception, perhaps, of this club, is at peace. The American fleet 

starts around the waters with an olive branch at every prow." 

"And with a lot of persuasive ammunition where it can be 

got at handy," blurted out a man in the middle of the hall. 

"Nevertheless," continued the chairman, "the Temple of 
Janus has closed its doors." 

"You'll find that the President was to blame," said a portly, 
well dressed man. "No institution is safe Ibcse days." 

The chairman joined in the almost general smile, but the 
big man's mind was centered on sober things. 

"We are all apt to misjudge our contemporary men," observed 
the chairman, speaking directly to the portly one. "We picture 
the President always with his Strenuous Stick, and we imagine 
that Kipling gets his inspiration not from the Muses, but from 
Mars. Yet to these very men the Noebel Judges, in their wis- 
dom, gave prizes for promoting " 

"The Noebel fund." interrupted the little man, who is writing 
history, "was bequeathed by the man who invented dynamite." 
"The executors of the estate must be discriminating men," 
resumed the chairman. "The whole world is sailing in search 
of the Fortunate Isles, and we need as captains sturdy seadogs 
"of the cuss-word and swear," rather than soft-spoken Bkippers 
passing epigrams and chocolate eclairs to ladies in the social 
hall." ' 

This brought cheers from the Congressmen. 
The chairman, unaccustomed to applause, bowed profoundly. 
"Yet," said he, "there are many points of view on this sub- 
ject, and I have no right to speak for the Fundamental Fellows 
as a whole. There are" some people, for example, who fail to see 
in Admiral Evans a messenger of peace, an evangel in epaulets, 
commissioned to tranquilize mankind." 

"And I'm one of 'em," exclaimed a man from Livermore, 
foothills of California, who has always taken a vital interest in 
marine affairs. "No nation that gets a look at that armymenl 
of I nele Sam's with Fighting Bob cleared for action will' lie in 
any fool hurry to disarm." 

"And why should they disarm?" demanded a military-looking 
man who spoke with conviction and power!. "China abandoned 
the war programme centuries ago, and has had nothing but an- 
cestors to boast of ever since. China has tombs for the dead 
and huts for the living. It toils behind the wheel barrow for 
the nations that ride in wealth. It raises the world's silk, and 
itself wears rags, with here and there a tell-tale streak of yellow 

to mark the mandarin. The Dragon, famed throughout the 
Celestial ages has become a beast of burden hauling indemnity 
to the West. The curse of China is its pipe of peace!" 

"That's the dope," yelled a hoarse but enthusiastic voice. 

Laughter and a confusion of tongues now interrupted the de- 

When the disorder had somewhat subsided, a man whose long 
hair shook with emotion, strode toward the rostrum, raised m 
admonitory hand, and amid the silence that ensued exclai) I: 

"Friends, we are overlooking the greatest of truths — a truth 
which China manifests. That empire preserved peace, and was 
itself preserved. We Bpade up all antiquity from Babylon to 
Rome. China, sole survivor of the Past, uses the spade to plant 
its paddy fields with rice. The ancient nations tell in their bat- 
tle trenches; China has lived on in peace." 

"Just as a tomb survives after the living has passed away," 
suggested a Congressman. "The favorite dish in China i^ a las', 
year's bird's nest: and that is a symbol of what the nation is." 

Most of the members and the Congress a present laughed, 

but the man with the impractical hair was up in arms. "I stand 
for peace," he said, bis eves [lashing. "It is true that China has 
stomached nearly everything, except the laws our Congressional 
Legislators make. We hold up to ridicule a few freakish phases 
of Oriental life. We think we discovered everything; we haven"! 
even discovered the Chinese. They bad the mariner's compass 

and ventured to sea when all Europe was restrained by deep 

water signs." 

"Yes," said a Professor of History, Bolemnly, "if we study 
the malier carefully, we will find (bat the sun has almosl always 
risen in the East." 

This seemingly incontrovertible statement stirred up a hornefs 
nest of debate. The chairman restored harmony. It is possibly 
true," said he, "that civilization dawned in the Orient, but thai 
is not an assurance that it stayed (here long." 

"I. for one, am tired of ihe old reiteration aboui China's in- 
ventive genius," said a man with belligerent aspect. "The hea- 
then invented powder, ami what did lie do with it! Exploded il 
l" frighl the devil nil', and ibis even in modem times." 

"A misguided people, surely," said the long-haired man. re- 
turning with unabated vigor to the contest, "io imagine Satan 


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ng time and opportunity in far Cathay, when Broadway, 
Piccadilly and the Boulevards allure." 

"Why slight Cincinnati?" said a voice. 
A Btrong-mmded woman now spoke. "What happened when 
pagan burned powder we only dimly know." said she, "Km 
wherever the Western world explodes powder to multiply the 
dead, i lie devil lias a recruiting station there." 

The military man replied, his anger rising with every word. 

"I intended nothing personal." interposed the woman speaker. 

"There is an argument in favor of an indefinite prolongation 
of the war programme which has escaped the attention even of 
military men." remarked a little man, glancing furtively around 
the room. "It is this: War is the last refuge for mere man. It. 
is the one field which women cannot enter and dominate. Who 
would not rather be on the firing line than be compelled to toe 
the mark at home? The feather bed and the fireside are all right 
enough, but we, gentlemen, are on sufferance there. It is the 
march, the campfire, the bivouac, the trumpet call to arms, the 
wild attack, the shouts of victory that appeal to the manly man. 
No man can be a hero in his home." 

"At least few men are!" exclaimed a big woman, glaring at 
the speaker. 

"Are we discussing war or woman ?" demanded a voice. 

"Same thing."' said the little man bravely. 

The chairman had to restore order. "In all relations," s;iiil 
he, "the advice of woman is invaluable. In one of the cities from 
which many of our members bail, a woman has proved her ability 
by engaging in the business of winding up business affairs." 

"She has always been in that business," remarked a bald- 
headed man. 

"ADd women," resumed the chairman, "have often caused wars 
to be declared, but 1 have never heard of them ending one. So 
lei us nol as candid men take all the credit for the conflicts of 

"But don't you believe in war?" demanded the military man. 

"I don't mind it if it is sufficiently remote," replied the Chair- 
man, affably, and forthwith declared the meeting adjourned. 

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as a guest of the sheriff. Mr. Larry Dolan is to see in it thai 
he does not enjoy any more liberties than any other of the con- 
victed criminals. At last be is where he should have been some 
months ago, and he may no longer boas! thai he has never been 
in jail. He is in jail, and he is likely to slay there lor a long 
time to come. The prosecution is to decide whether il is in earn 
merited obloquy by giving Ruef immunity or whether il will in 
some slight, measure obtain pardon for allowing a whole 
of grafter-bribe takers to escape. 

Of all the inane drivel thai has ever appeared in th( 

the open letter to Mrs. Jere Kjlode Cooke, by Ella Wheeler Wil- 
cox, takes the bakery. Mrs. Wilcox is the limit. Her imperti- 
nent advice to "dear Miranda." no matter whai its value, as an 
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January 11, 1908. 

The presence of several interesting visitors in San Francisco 
has furnished a needed thrill to society this week. Foremost 

II tg the wayfarers at the Golden Gate stands Mrs. Herman 

Oelrichs. Although her entire girlhood was passed in San 
Francisco, and her marriage was celebrated here, her later life- 
lines have bei i so interwoven with the warp and woof of the 
New York social fabric that we no longer consider that she is 
cut off the bolt of cloth shown in the domestic goods of our own 
society. Virginia Fair Vanderbilt is far more an expatriated 
Californienne than her sister, for business affairs bring ilr 
Oelrichs back to these shores occasionally, whereas Mrs. Vander- 
bilt never wanders to these parts. Mrs. Oelrichs wen! into deep- 
esi mourning for her husband, although during the later years 
of his life, by mutual consent, they lived apart, and so, on her 
last visit here, she did not go about in society. This time, busi- 
ness affairs will engross most of her time, but she will doubtless 
manage to accept some of the many affairs planned in her honor, 
and awaiting her consent. 

Mrs. Oelrichs went all through the Fairmont Hotel the 
oilier day. and penetrated to the farthest nook and corner, inter- 
ested beyond the ordinary person in the great building which she 
helped to plan. A great deal of the furniture in the rooms, and 
almost all the wall paper, was ordered by Mrs. Oelrichs before 
the hotel passed out of her hauds. and so many of the apartments 
represent her taste. Mrs. Oelrichs seems to feel keenly the fact 
that the hotel has passed out of her hands, and that of her family, 
and she frankly confesses that as yet she cannol bear to stay 
there and be reminded of the changes of recent years. Among 
those whose hospitality Mrs. Oelrichs always accepts are the 
Rudolph Spreekelses and the Francis Cardans. 

The week has not been especially resplendent, no very brilliant 
affairs dotting the calendar. As one little debutante said the 
other day, "Nothing exciting, nothing to write home about, bul 
plenty doing." Which is rather slangy, but lits the week without 
a wrinkle. There have been any number of small affairs, in- 
cluding bridge, luncheon and dinner parties, and the novelty of a 
matinee danee given by the officers on the Milwaukee. Then 
there was a meeting of the skating club on Monday night, and 
Ihough it followed so closely on the New Year's Eve affair, there 
was a crowded attendance. Elizabeth and Marian Nejvhall never 
miss a meeting, and Dolly MaeGavin and Anita Maillard are 
two other debutantes who have the roller bee buzzing very loudly 
in their bonnets. Margaret Calhoun is another young girl who 
in one season has become an expert skater. The usual number of 
supper parties followed the meeting, the Arthur Pages entertain- 
ing at a delightfully informal affair in honor of Miss Anita 
.Mailliard. Miss Engracia C'hrichter was hostess at another little 
supper, the guests including Miss Erna St. Goar, Miss Edith 
Lowe, Miss Dorothy Powell and an equal number of young men. 

Certainly the most interesting item flashed across the v !: 

was the news that pretty Georgie Spieker is to marry John 
Drum. The engagement, which has been hinted at in these 
columns before, was officially announced by Mr. and Mrs. J. J. 
Spieker, at their home in Ross Valley, and the usual shower of 
congratulations and display of engagemeni cups has descended 
on the house. Miss Spieker has been eery popular ever since 
she made her debul several seasons ago, though ill health has 
compelled her to forego one or two winters here. Of late, her 
health has greatly improved, and she has gone about a good deal 
this winter, she is a tall and graceful demi-blonde, with exqui- 
site coloring, and has been greatly admired by all the local ar- 
! ists and photographers. 

Another interesting engagement announcement is thai of 
Edna Dickens, daughter of Captain and Mrs. E. F. Dickens, to 
A. W. Follansbee, Jr. Miss Dickens belongs to the army set that 
affiliates with town society, and has spent much of her time 
with her sister, Mrs. Harvey Bassett. "Lou"" Follansbee. as she 
is familiarly called by his friends, is s rery popular chap, and an 
able business man, so the engagement news is received with the 
greatest pleasure. Mrs. Dickens was all ready to sail on the Sher- 
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them to allow her to speud the winter with Mrs. Bassett. The 
marriage will be an event of early spring. 

On Tuesday, Miss Mollie Phelan entertained ai a luncheon at 
her home on California street, whieb l 1 ■• Phelans have taken for 
the winter. About a dozen guests enjoyed her hospitality. On 
Wednesday, Mrs. Squire Yariek Mooney gave a luncheon in 
honor of Miss Marion Lally, a number of this season's debu- 
tantes enjoying the delightful affair. M is= Louise Boyd was also 
a luncheon hostess on Wednesday in honor of two debutantes. 
Miss Louisiana Foster and Miss Dolbj Gushing, a number of 
guests, some forty or fifty, coming in later to tea. Mrs. William 
Mintzer held her first "at home" on Wednesday, and as she has 
lately dispensed large hospitality to both the younger and older 
set, a great many called to pay their respects. 

Bridge parties were numerous on Wednesday, at least two of 
the regular clubs meeting on that day for several hours' enjoy- 
ment of their favorite pastime. Then there was Mrs. Alfred 
Tubbs' bridge party, and the guests stayed afterwards for an 
informal tea, a number of society women who have lost their en- 
thusiasm for cards coming in for tea. Miss Amy Porter, who 
is spending the winter with Mrs. Marguerite Hanford is plan- 
ning a number of affairs for the near future. On Wednesday, 
Mrs. Hanford and Mrs. Porter jointly entertained - 
bridge, their guests chosen from the younger set. On Thursday 
an equal number of people were entertained, the guesl list for 
this affair being made up from the younger married Bet. 

Several affairs have been given this week on shipboard. The 
first of the week, Lieutenant Van Auken gave a luncheon al 
Mare Island, Augusta Foute, Dolly Mcfiavin and Engracia 
Chrichter, chaperoned by Mrs. Foute, going over for this charm- 
ing affair. To-day the officers of the Milwaukee will give a 
matinee danee on shipboard, and by three o'clock the ship will be 
a-swarni with pretty girls and ".allanl ollio rs. This is the lirsl 
matinee dance the officers have given, and the girls have been 
eagerly looking forward to it ever since the invitations were 

The following persons registered at Del Monte during the 
week from San Francisco: Mrs. William S. Sheehan, Mrs. Alex. 
Sheehan, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Polk, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pierce. 
John R. Sheehan. William McEnery, John N". Clampett, Mr. 
and Mrs. Webster Jones, J. H. Noyes, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. 
Greenebauni. Mr. and .Mrs. ( >. S. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. ('has. 
Brandensheim, Mr. and .Mrs. William Fries, Miss Fries, L. F. 
Mick. F. B. Cavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Kin man. Mr. and 
Mrs. A. F. Hilton, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Gordon, Mrs. Green, W. 
T. Cranford, Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Sweeney. F. W. Clampett, 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert IT. Hayes, Jr., Charles G. Gilbert, M. Davis, 
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Burnett, 
George W. Phelps, W. H. P. McDonald, Miss M. W. Saul. E. 
C. Saul, Carroll Cook and Mrs. Cook, Brode K. Smith, Ed. F. 
Barron. Mr. and Mrs. B. Ogden and party. Miss Lydia Hopkins, 
Mrs. Edgar It. Bryant, I. C. Ackerman, Miss Edna Brown, Mrs. 
H. N. Cook, Mrs. Alfred Collier. D. P. CreswelJ and Mr-. Ores- 
well, Melville A. Cresswell, C. H. Livingston. A. Wolfen, Geo. 







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< ranfield, Albert Beming, John Oliver, John J. Gleason, P. 
M. Wand, George Nieburger, W. B. Chute, Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. 
i II. II. McCraeken, John Sparrow, A. L. Stuart, 
\V. I. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Walter Magee, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bast- 
land, V T. Messer and Mrs. Messer, H. F. Phipps and Mrs. 
Phipps, Mr. and .Mrs. J. C. Gyle, Charles P. Weeks, F. X. De- 

The following persons registered at the Hotel Vendome, San 
Jose, during the week ending January 5, 1908: From San 
Francisco, Cal. — F. N. Woods, Jr., B. F. Nourse, Miss Hough- 
ion. Mr. iiinl Mrs. William Lange, W. B. Harkness, Mr. and 
Mrs. Kruttsehnitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. Foster, Fritz Barkan, B. P. 
Fhurth, Roberl Blahetz, Mrs. Robert Blahetz, W. S. Thome, Mr. 
and Mrs. Alfred Holman, Miss Helen Holman, Mr. and Mrs. 
• I. W. Clarke, Mr. ami Mrs. F. B. Sweeney, C. W. Dearborn, 
William 0. Morgan, Mrs. J. S. Ballard, Master Jack Ballard. 
M. V. Frank, Sain Babo, F. H. Young, S. Friedlander, M. Davis, 
Kd. F. Armstrong, ('. ('. Waile. Charles T. Scott, Led A. Faleh, 
Charles S. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Brandt, George E. Crotli- 
ers, W. E. Crothers, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gyle, A. A. Wilson, 
l>. S. Selby. 

San Francisco Lodge of Elks will give a dance and supper 
:ii the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday evening, January 23, 1908. 

The beautiful home of the Misses Morrison of San Jose was 
the scene of a very smart function New Year's night in honor 
of their house party. A superbly decorated table of eighteen 
covers was set, with place cards in very dainty water colors. The 
guests were: Colonel Clem. TJ. S. A., Captain Ashburn, U. S. A.. 
Mrs. Ashburn, Dr. and Mrs. James C. Whitney, of San Fran- 
cisco, Mrs. John McMullen of San Francisco, Captain John A. 
Lockwood, II. S. A., Mr. James Findlay, Mr. Vincent of San 
Francisco, Hon. B'. D. Murphy, and others. 

M iss M ills and Miss Polhenras of San Jose, who are passing the 
winter in "Dresden," will return in the late spring, after a yea: 1 
ami a half of traveling abroad. 

Mrs. E. E. Goodrich and the Misses Goodrich of El Quito 
Rancho, were the guests of friends in Berkeley during the holi- 

lit. Reverend Bishop da Silva, brother of the King of Portu- 
gal, will leave for Honolulu this week for an indefinite stay. He 

recently visited San Jose, and was entertained in a delightful way 
by the M is9es Morrison. 

The "linl l'oudre" at Hotel Vendome was a charming affair. 
A ober of "out of town" guests were in attendance. 

Mrs. Walter Hedges, of Santa Barbara, is spending a fortnight 
in San Francisco as the guest of her sister. Mr-. llonr\ Clar- 
ence Breedon. Later, Mrs. Hedges will be the guest of Miss 
McEnery, and will return to Santa Barbara about the middle of 


Mrs. J. Downey Harvey and Miss Genevieve Harvey Bpent 
Christmas in town us the guesia of Mrs. Eleanor Martin. They 
are spending the winter at Del Monte. 

The many friends of Lurline Spreckels, now Mrs. Eddy of 
Buenos Ayres, will be pleased to learn that -lie will in the near 

future come to San Francisco to visit her grand) her, Mrs. 

Dorr. M r. Eddy is in the United StateB Diploma ce, and 

represents the Government at Buenos Ayres. 

Amen- the many who have registered at the Hold Rafael 
e last week are the following: A. Harwood, San Fran 
Mi. and Mrs. II. Levett, Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Tretha- 
w;i\. Stockton; Mr. and Mrs. Putnam. Santa Barbara; Mr. and 
Mr-, B tta Rosa; Lyman Green, Petaluma; C. F. Wade. 

Mr. .in,! Mrs. G. W. 'Thomas. San Francisco; Mr. and M - \ 
Mrs. C. H. Olden. Honolulu: Mr. and Mrs. 

B. Hamilton, San Frani sco; Mr. and Mr-, r. \ 

Mr. and Mr-. Thomas. Air. and Mr-. McMu en. Mr. and Mrs. 

Hall McAllister, Miss E. P. M ' San Francisco; M. I.. 

Miller. Kansas City; A. B. C. Smith. T. Devlin. A. J. Wells, Mr. 

3. W. Jacobs, San Francisco; F. II bicago; W. 

I. Kenyon. Mr. and. Mr-. \. i. S 38, San Fran. ; <eo; Win. 
Wilson Victoria, B. I 

These arrivals are a pleasant addition to the list of In - 
men and so. • ho have made the Rafael their home 

the past summer and this winter. It is the proximity 

lent service that draws people to :' • 
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importance, emphasizing as it did the desire of two great nations 
to preserve peace and promote commerce on the Pacific Oeeau. 
The hosts of the occasion were the Board of Trustees of the 
Chamber of Commerce and twenty-nine persons representing im- 
portant interests of Japan and California, were entertained in 
the Empire Room of the Hotel St. Francis. 

The decorations were made by draping the American and 
Japanese colors and introducing the Japanese emblem in many 
pleasant surprises. The floral decorations consisted of tiger lilies 
and maiden-hair ferns. 

Mrs. Theresa Oelrichs. daughter of the late Senator Fair, has 
arrived from New York and has taken apartments at the St. 

Francis. Mrs. Oelrichs has extensive properties in the down- 
town district of San Francisco, including the sites of the Cross- 
ley and Rialto Buildings, which are among llie most valuable in 
the city, [t is thought by real estate men thai as a result of 

Mrs. Oelrichs 5 visit, class "A" buildings will he erected on the 
Crosaley and Rialto sites immediately, though whether she will 
sell the properties or build tor herself is aol yet known. 

E. Parker Whitney, oi i the best known sportsmen in 

Amen. a. and a frequent contributor to leading magazines on pis- 
catorial subjects, is a guest of SI. Francis Hotel. Mr. Whitney 
owns the big Whitney building, which is now Hearing completion 
ill llli- 

Mr-. James \. Mine and Miss Gertrude Gossen have for- 
saken 1 1 i isphere of Monterej aoi iefy for the nonce. 

ami will stay at the Si. Francis during the re-i id' the winter 

Messrs. Joseph I.. Eastland and E. A. Brnguiere have re- 
cently registered at the Hotel St, Francis. In spite of his greal 
wealth and popularity in rhe smart Coast, Mr. 

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Sty? iHmtBter of Jfarngn Affairs 

The ASS who edits the Hearst, papers suggests an alliance 
with Germany. In the course of an unusually stupid screed, he 
says: "Germany's interests and our own are practically the 

So they are, and this is the very reason why this country wants 
no entangling alliances with the Germanic Empire. It has been 
this country's policy, through successive administrations, to 
avoid any alliance with any Continental power, and it has re- 
mained for the organ of a man who aspires to the candidacy for 
the Presidency to point out the utter unfitness of the man him- 
self, and if it were not for this tact, it would not be lilting to 
take notice of the fulmitiation in question. 

The German Emperor is the object of pity by all Englishmen 
who have met him. He plainly shows the effects of the ravages 
of pthisic disease, in case of demise, he will be succeeded by a 
young man who has been trained with this object of succession 
in view. He is one who promises much. The German people 
have more respect for him than they ever had for his father at 
the same age. He is more reserved, less hair-brained, and a greal 
favorite with the more rugged and soldierly members of the 
imperial entourage. 

There is a question that is just now agitating Europe, and 
which has, in some lights, a hearing on the future efficiency of 
the Monroe doctrine. It is presumed that the Queen of Holland 
is doomed to go to her end without issue, and should she be sur- 
vived by her husband, this will place on the throne of the 
Netherlands a prince of German blood, owing allegiance to the 
German empire. He would succeed to the rulership of Dutch 
Giana and Curaeoa, and here would come the entering wedge 
for the exploitation of South American territory by the Germans 
and under the German flag. They would never rest content with 
the little morsel, coming to them as an heirloom, but would in- 
evitably become involved with neighboring South American Re- 
publics, and this would finally terminate in a war for territorial 

On the Continent, the fear is expressed that Germany would 
take advantage of the situation to assert its suzerainty by encour- 
aging a coup d'etat by the Prince of v7ied, of the 'house of 
Orange-Nasson, the consort of Wilhelmina, and thereby open to 
itself, Germany, a new coast line and vast commercial advan- 
tages. The whirligig of time has placed the life of the old doc- 
trine of Monroe dependent on the birth of an heir to the throne 
of Holland, and the survival of a German prince consort may 
give to Germany ports and powers that it has essayed to obtain In- 
war and by treaty for centuries without success. All of the 
campaigns of Napoleon will have been nullified and the work 
nl' centuries by intriguing statesmen destroyed. 

In Austria, the people have been gratified to see that grand 
old man, Francis Joseph, leave his sick bed and ascend the 
throne in the Hol'burg to read his message to the assembled diet. 
The wise man of the house of Hapsburg still reigns and triumphs 
over disease. Beginning his reign in a most unostentatious man- 
ner, he has shown the world what may be accomplished by a man 
who was not naturally endowed with brilliant talents, lie is the 
apotheosis of mediocrity. His reign has been a good one for his 

I pie- He has unified peoples who were as divergent as the 

mass of individuals, who make up our own conglomerate repub- 
lic, in their religious and natural allegiances, lie has succ led 

where all other Catholic sovereigns have failed. He has (juicily. 
laboriously, led the clergy along the paths of modernism, and 
they have followed in a reluctant and hesitant manner, unwilling 
to blindly follow his load. He has been a stubborn plodder, and 
the triumph of his entire reign is the enactment of his pet idea 
of granting as near as possible universal suffrage to his people. 
Stubbornness and a slow good sense is his key to success. Mar- 
ried to the martyrized Elizabeth, he could not agree with her on 
importani subjects, and after a time he quarreled bitterly with 
this brilliant woman. Before her assassination, the couple be- 
came reconciled, and some sort of mmhis vivendi was established. 
After her death, and indeed before it. the Emperor, who is noth- 
ing if not bourgeois in his tastes, contracted a sort of morganatic 
menage with a widow by the name of gtrach. The life of the 
two. the Emperor and his affinity, has been ideal in every respect. 
Madame Strach is not a woman who cares for the glories of 

court life, and although she has never meddled with affairs of 
State, her sound good sense has helped mould the policies of the 
Empire. With the passing of Francis Joseph will terminate a 
splendid governmental reign. It is doubtful whether his nephew, 
who will succeed to the throne, will be able to so successfully 
control and maintain in harmony the always divergent people of 
Austria, for he will have to face the problem of the clans of 
Germanic extraction and allegiance, the proud Hungarian, the 
Czech and the Tziganes, the Slavs and the Italians. It is feared 
that the aged Emperor will find it difficult to leave to his heir 
his wisdom and his counsel, for these he has always found within 
himself, and not in his ministers. 

From far-away Persia comes the rumble of discontent, and 
there is a real crisis at Teheran. There is peace in all capitals, 
but in Teheran runs the whisper of civil war. The Shah's 
father created a parliament about a year ago, and then went off 
quietly and died. He didn't realize what a icrriblc legacy he had 
left his heir. There has been nothing but trouble since then. 
Now, this parliament, or duma, or whatever it is called in the 
land of the old tent maker and scribbler of quatrains, is cogi- 
tating as to whether it will take its ruler by the scruff of his 
loosenesses, commonly called pants, and heave him into some 
unpronounceable river. The poor shah is having as much trou- 
ble as the Czar, with this difference: the parliament of Persia 
shows some signs of possessing a backbone, and the Czar's duma 
has none. 

England has had a good trial at governing the all'airs of Ire- 
land and with a wonderful lack of success. Cattle driving is the 
latest, form of protest adopted by the prognathous-jawed deni- 
zens of the verdigris island. The peasantry has a just grievance 














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Peres Chartreux 


This famous cordial, now made at Tarragona, Spain, was for centuries 
distilled by the Carthusian Monks (Peres Chartreux) at the Monastery 
of La Grande Chartreuse, France, and known throughout the world as 
Chartreuse. The above cut represents the bottle and label employed in 
the putting up of the article since the Monks' expulsion from France, and 
it is now known as Liqueur Peres Chartreux ( the Monks, however, 
still retain the right to use the old bottle and label as well) distilled by 
the same order of Monks, who have securely guarded the secret of its 
manufacture for hundreds of years, taking it with them at the time they 
left the Monastery of La Grande Chartreuse, and who, therefore, alone 
possess a knowledge of the elements of this delicious nectar. No Liqueur 
associated with the name of the Carthusian Monks (Peres Chartreux) 
and made since their expulsion from France is genuine except that made 
by them at Tarragona, Spain. 

At first- class Wine Merchants, Grocers. Hotels. Cafes, 

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Sole Agents for United States. 

J \NI \KY 11, 1908. 



■ : i the big landed proprietors, who have gobbled up all the 
available territory as grazing land, leaving but the barrens for 
the small cultivator and Earmer. The proprietors, on the other 

hand, believe that the gobbling of land is a God-given right, 
and they are clamoring for the revival of the crimes act, under 
which jury trials would lie dune away with and Governmental 
coercion inaugurated. If England would ouly consent to grant 
the Irish the same amount of self-government that we have 
granted the Philippines, she could depend on having the un- 
stinted support of the majority of a very sensitive and nervous 
population. England is too dense to see this, and so wc have the 
continued ferment in Ireland, a condition that is not profitable 
to either country. 

The German imperial finances arc shown to be in a most de- 
plorable condition. Recently it became quite the fashion in Ber- 
lin to make the boast that "Germany is now richer than Prance." 
Now- a large deficit must be faced by the Reichstag, and the 
boastful mob that gathers under den Linden is pulling in its 
regalia and making the customary apologies to all who care to 
listen. 'Hie fact of the matter is, that Germany has almost a 
deficient system of finance as this ccrantry has. After pruning 
the expense budget down to the hone, it is figured that there 
will be a deficit of sonic $25,000,000. It is contemplated to make 
the manufacture of spirits a State monopoly, and to place an ex- 
cise tax on cigars. It is reported that France is also face to 
face with a deficit, and the blame is laid at the door of the stand- 
ing army and the navy, but it is doubtful if these institutions are 
as much In blame as bad financial management, and in Germany 
a bad system of finance. Naturally, France is so much richer 
than Germany, its resources so much greater, that comparisons 
are malodorous. 

Miss Lenore Croudace, graduate of the University of Cali- 
fornia, and for many years a writer on the local daily press, has 
published a small volume of poems under the title of "The Misty 
Day." The entire work shows much talent, sonic bright and 
happy veins of thought being handled in a graceful, polished 
style which attracts while it charms the reader. It reflects greal 
credit upon the author who, undoubtedly, has been liberally en- 
dowed with the muse divine, judging from the number of little 
literary gems which appear throughout Ibis collection of her 
poems. 'Plie poems appear in the form of a neat little volume 
published in (his city b\ J. II.'onlaine. 


Five little nature fakes, 
'felling lies galore, 

( Ine saw a eaf crochet — 
Then there were lour. 

Four little nature fakes, 
\\ ith the truth made free, 

( Ine beard a lobster sing — 

Then then' were three. 

Three Utile nature fa 
No, a word is true, 

I Ine saw a turtle fly — 
Then there were two. 

Two little nature fakes. 
\\ liat will now be done? 

i Ine heard a leopard laugh — 
Then there was one. 

One little nature fake. 

i tale to stun. 
lie saw an ostrich swim — 
Then there was none. 

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January 11, 1908. 



The season nf 1908 will go down in the history of the auto- 
mobile game up to that time as being a period in which there 

was the most marked improvement in motor cars. To most peo- 
ple this would not appeal, from the fact that no radical changes 
are to be seen, but the improvements have taken the form of re- 
finements. Yet after giving a close study to the latter, it will be 
seen that much has been done in the last twelve months; these 
refinements a year ago were scattered. One ear had some special 
features that attracted the attention for its worth, while another 
had something else of note, and so on, but it was not until this 
year that they were brought to the concrete by the master hand. 
In the past it was like an artistic box of beautiful colors. They 
all had their worth, but it is not until blended together that the 
beautiful picture is to be seen. So it is with the automobile. 
The day is pasi of the rough hewing. The rough, crude eastings 
are oow replaced by machinery that is even more beautiful when 
silent. These facts must bring the skeptical to his senses. The 
man who has desired an automobile, but who has been nesting 
his coin, waiting until the experimental day had passed, must 
now realize that the day has come. Prom henceforth, the im- 
provements in automobiles will be so slight that the changes will 
hardly be noticeable. This, however, may be tempered witli the 
thought that a new fuel may be discovered. This is possible, 
but under the prevailing circumstances, not probable. Therefore, 
the man who is waiting for perfection will find that he is as near 
it now as he is likely to he during his lifetime. Therefore, if he 
has any idea of motoring in this world, now is the time for him 
to be reported on the list of the army of those who own auto- 

* * * 

The pleasant weather the last two or three days has caused the 

loeal owners of motor cars much regret. The crisp, cold north 
wind has invigorated and stimulated all those who have ventured 
out of doors. It has created a desire to get beyond the confines 
of the city, to ride through the green fields and. the wooded 
stretches. To get out in the open and breathe long breaths of 
the life-giving ozone. Yet owning an automobile and having 
the time and money to satisfy this desire, it is impossible to ac- 
complish it. It is all lost from the fact that wo have not goi 
roads. To attempt to go out into the country at the present time 
means to go boating through mud and slush through the hol- 
lows, to suddenly drop into a puddle hole, wrecking a spring and 
stopping a journey. Many an enthusiast has braved all this. 
doping that he might, get through, but the fate is just as sure as 
the hereafter. The experienced owner longs, sighs and slays ,n 
home. Now, this condition should not exist in California. A 
State that has a continuous beautiful season as enjoyed here 
should be the home of the automobilisl. His pleasure should 
never be curtailed. The trouble lies, however, with these sigh- 
ing ones. They who long to be away are the very people who 
are responsible for the present condition. If they would hand 
together and act. it would not be long before these evils would 
be eradicated, but the old adage, "What is everybody's business 
is not that of any one." \\ h.ii ,- mostly needed is a leader, and 
until he appears, we must continue to suffer. Oh, where's the 
man from Corsica ! 

* * * 

The Mobile Carriage Company, distributors Eor . Northern 
California of the Pierce Greal Arrow cars, has received the 15 
h. p. 6-cylinder (known as the Little Six) Greal Arrow, to see 

which the experienced motorists have I n waiting expectantly, 

and from the general expressions of those who have seen ihi- , ,i ■■. 
every expectation has been mel consistently. The car, of course, 
bars the stamp of Pierce quality. The body design is wholbj 
of easi aluminum, varying from one-quarter to one-half inch 
in thickness, insuring unusual strength and absolute proof 
against any climatic conditions. The tonneau is roomy and 
equipped with comfortable extra seats, either of the folding or 
Pullman type, to suit the purchaser. The carrying capacity is 
seven passengers. The engine is constructed with six separate 



Gertrude Atherton 

Written for and appearing 



On Sale at, all News Dealers 

"Affinities" is the latest from 
Mrs. Atherton 's pen, appearing 
exclusively in "Overland." 
Twelve special articles, a novel- 
ette, six strong fiction stories, and 
poems by Joaquin Miller and 
others complete the nest and 
brightest magazine of the month. 

The primest and best 

reading in any of the 

January magazines. 

Notable contributions are "Plant 
Breeding," by Luther Burbank; 
"Guatemala, a Land of Progress" 
by Hon. John Barrett, "Califor- 
nia Art and Artists," "Japan and 
Mastery of the Pacific," "Taft's 
Trip Around the World," told in 
pictures by Robert Lee Dunn, the 
famous war cot respondent, "Res- 
cue Work Among Chinese Girls." 


I INIAEV 11, 1908. 



each I 1 - in. bore by l :! i in. stroke suspended on 
drop forged cross girders -favored by automobile engineers Eor 
the reason thai the engine alignment is preserved at any angle — 
gfr ing si rength and flexibility. 

water circulation Eor cooling the engine is exceptionally 
ample to meet every requirement. The oiling system is so regu- 
lated that at no time can the engine lack lubrication — a noted 
feature in the Pierce Greal Arrow ear construction. 

The cha Erame is chrome nickel steel supported by cross 
members of like metal, the finest and best known in automobile 
construction. The transmission is of the progressive type — 
maintained owing to its reliability and ease of contrnlmonl. 

The brakes are the compensating whittle-tree type — large, 

strong and reliable. 

The wheels are 36 in. throughout — equipped with 1 in. front 
and 5 in. reai' Goodrich Quick Detachable Tires. 

* * * 

Some time ago, Chief of Police Carroll of San Jose received 
much praise and publicity through the administration organ, 
the Mercury, about bis alleged clever capture of a stolen Royal 
Tourist ear. stolen from in front of the Van Ness Theatre on 
the oighi of October 80, 1907. Tt was alleged at the time by 
the Mercury that Chief Carroll, who is a great student of Sher- 
lock Holmes, and who divides I lie greater part of his time be- 
(ween the City ITall and the Good Samaritan Hospital (formerly 
the Red Cross), by certain deductions and a natural prescience, 
developed by his close association with the True Life Church, 
found the missing auto, arrested a man named Miller, and in- 
cidentally pocketed the $250 reward offered by the Automobile 
Insurance branch of the Fireman's Insurance Company el' San 

Within the past few weeks, it has been learned, through a 
suit brought before Justice Wallace, that to Mrs. Carl Schilling 
belongs the honors and reward for the recovery of the machine, 
and the arrest of the thief. For some lime. Mrs. Schilling has 
been after Chief Carroll for a share of the $250, mi I he grounds 
that she was Hie first one to notice tic stolen machine, and notify 
the Chief of the fact. It is alleged that the understanding was 

that Mrs. Schilling was in receive lie 1 $250, ami the Chief all 
the glory of the capture. Carroll did qo! abide by his agreement, 

and kept both the money and the glory. 

Miller, the young man arrested hy Carroll, proved to the satis- 
faction of Judge Cabannis a perfect alibi, and after a few days in 
custody, was released. Morberts, the alleged real culprit:, was 
captured by San Francisco sleuths, and has been held to answer 
before the Superior Court. The present suit is being watched 
with curiosity by the people of San .lose. Chief Carroll has re- 
tained Attorney Gabriel as his defender in court. 

Apropos, about Gabriel, there is a little story going the rounds 
to the effect that a few weeks ago a rich beggar named Babich 
Has arrested for begging on tin; streets. When searched at I lie 
Police Station, he was found to have in his possession over $203 
in money, and receipts showing that he had been making from 
$3 to $30 a day, which he sent to his family in Austria. A seri- 
ous charge was about to be placed against him when attorney 
Gabriel appeared on the scene, and, it is alleged, that in con- 
sideration of the sum of $50, the charge was reduced, and Jus- 
tice Brown, unaware of the peculiar circumstances, coincided 
with attorney Gabriel in letting Babich off with the warning to 
leave town as fast as possible. 

* * * 

The Chanslor and Lyon Motor Supply C pany, of 542- 

14-46 Golden (late avenue. San Francisco, and 930 South Main 
street, Los Angeles, have lately taken over the line of the Hart- 
ford Rubber Works Company. This line comprises the automo- 
bile, bicycle and carriage tires a- well ;is tin' sundries. It also 
includes the famous Midgley Tread, which is a coil wire spring 
imbedded in the tread of the casing. This, under ordinary con- 
ditions, prevents skidding, and prolongs the life of the tire, as 
it resists all obstacles such as rocks and other ar.ticles injurious 
to tires in the road. 

The line also includes the detachable tire as well as the regu- 
lar clincher line. The Hartford Agency, combined with their 
immense jtocl of automobile supplies, makes ibis company 
without doubt tin' largest automobile supply house west of 
( Ihicago. 

Equitabl e 

Assurance Society 

PAUL MORTON, President, 


Why do you insure your house, and furniture, and stable, against tire? 

Because if you don't, and they burn up, the loss will tall on VOL). 

Why do you neglect to insure your life? 

Because if you die — and you will die some day — the loss will not fall on you but on somebody else — your wife 
or daughter, or aged mother, or invalid sister, or some other defenseless dependent. 

You haven't viewed the question in this way? Then think it over, AND FILL UP THE FOLLOWING 


.1. .1/. SHIELDS, M<u,; 

her Builditig, Sun Frauds*". Col. 
M'hnl would be the • osi of a Standard Policy fur $ '■ of a man who was 

on the day of 1907.. 



Richard Mansfield an Equitable Policyholder. 


A $216,000 Death Claim 



Jandaey 11, 1908. 

There is liable to be a great deal of fun here when the game 
opens again. The powers" that be. that define the amateur and 
the professional, is hot on the trail of the question. Hitherto, the 
amateur and professional have ran riot, but now all this is being 
controlled, and a more definite mode of procedure is taking 
place. Henceforth, those who take part, from a professional 
standpoint, will be divided from those who are in the game foT 
pure love. The line lias been well demarked, and those who step 
over it will suffer. All those who are jealous of their amateur 

standing will do well to have a care, for the Registration C - 

mittee of the Pacific Athletic Association will brand all amateurs 
as professionals in all races, lours and other events where they 
compete against a professional. 

* * * 

Walter C. White, second sice-President of The White Com- 
pany, returned on Sunday on the steamship New York from bis 
annual visit to the London and Paris shows. In speaking of hi* 
trip, Mr. White said: 

"We are constantly developing our foreign organization, and 
within the last few months have opened additional branch houses 
in Manchester and Edinburgh. Although there is undoubtedly 
an over-supply of certain types of ears in the European market, 
the business in White steamers is unaffected. On the contrary, 
foreign business is growing season by season as (he advantages 
of our distinctive type become more widely recognized. A con- 
siderable factor in the popularity id' the White in England is its 
splendid record in important competitions. During the last 
season, for example, the White won all three of what are known 
as the "desirability contests," namely, the London Town Carriage 
Competition, the Lust Trials, and the South Halting hill-climb. 
The latter was primarily an efficiency contest, wherein first 
award was made to the White because it developed at the rear 
wheels a greater proportion of its assigned horse-power than did 
any other car, the rating assigned to the White by the Royal 
Automobile Club, which conducted the test, being 50 horse- 
power. The prize in the latter contest, by the way. known as the 
Yellow Trophy, is one of the handsomest I have ever seen. It 
is a massive gold cup of classic design, and some idea of its 
value may be gathered from the fad thai, before placing it on 
exhibition, we insured it for toOO. Our branch in London, lie- 
sides looking after the business in that section of England, is an 
important distributing point for the English colonies, and oui' 
exports to South Africa and certain other of the English de- 
pendencies are made via London." 

* * * 

Despite the spread id' automobile information, there are still 
some motor car salesmen who have not learned it all. At the 
Chicago show, answering a prospect who suggested that the run- 
about flywheel looked loo small, a salesman is reported to have 
declared: "Oh, that's alright. We'll give you any size flywheel 
you want." 

* * * 

No better evidence of the popularity of the motor car among 
the stars of the stage could lie offered than by a picture of Miss 
May Yokes, taken during the Chicago Auto Show. It shows 
Miss Vokes, who is starring in "A Knight for a hay," at the 
wheel of the Model :; I A Rambler, which made such a wonderful 
showing in the three-day Reliability Run jusl before the opening 
of the Chicago show. 

Miss Vokes is thoroughly at home at the wheel of a ear. and 
during the show, took such a genuine interest in the classy 
Rambler roadster that the Thomas II. Jeffery Company placed 
it at her disposal, flags, mud. official seals and all. and her skill- 
ful driving through the crowded city streets every afternoon was 
one of the interesting pictures of the week. "Pete," her Boston 

terrier, was always beside her. as she failed t lucate him to the 

rumble scat. "I want that car." said Miss Yokes, as she was 
leaving for New York to open on Broadway for a long run, 
"and I'm going to write Santa Claus a letter and tell him so. 
If he don't bring ii. well, the Jeffery Company will get a big en- 
velope some fine morning with real money in it. 'I want wdiat I 
want when I waul it,' that's me. and when von see me skipping 
up Fifth avenue in it, heels together and salute. I may be only 
the "new hired girl" on the stage, but I'm going to be a real 
lady on my afternoons oil." 

* * * 

The number of people killed and injured in accidents on the 
transportation lines ,,f New York city during November was 
much smaller than usually. Oui;' 197 persons were killed, and 



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839 seriously injured. Evidently the popular conception of the 

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* * * 

It is interesting to note that a correspondent of the Journal of 
Commerce (N. Y.) calls attention to the fact that in the future 
the amount of land that must be set aside for growing horse food 
will be much less than now. owing to the displacement of the 
horse by the automobile. The remark was called forth by ;m 
editorial containing an estimate of the world's wheat consump- 
tion in 1930, and the correspondent puts it very conservatively 
when he says: "There are supposed to be 20,000,000 horses in 
the United States, but it seems to me fair to assume that 80,- 
000,000 acres are cultivated for the purpose of sustaining them. 
While it is probable that horses will still be used for farm work, 
the number i= inconsiderable when compared with the number 
engaged in transportation, which can and will be affected by 
mechanically-propelled vehicles, and it is not unreasonable to 
expect thai 50.0a lO.OI Hi acres now devoted to the horse will be 

added to the area cultivated for the food Bupply of man." 

* * * 

The present craze for six-cylinder cars has caused several 
Eastern factories jo turn out six-cylinder models, who last sea- 
son protested that it was folly, but the anxiety to sell the very 
wealthy buyers big ears has caused the change. As a matter nf 
fact, the oldest makers and those with the widest experience, siill 
cling to simplicity, the key-note of all machinery. This is illus- 
trated by the Maxwell factories, Located at Tarrytown, Hudson, 
Newcastle, Indiana, and Pawtueket. R. I. .1. N. Maxwell, the 
designer of these cars, hit the nail on the head squarely four 
years, and has only changed the minor details since then, re- 
fining the quality, but not the design. The way the public has 
taken these Maxwells shows the concensus of public opinion. 
Each factory is devoted to a single model, and yel th'' demand 
has always exceeded the supply. At Pawtuckel the little run- 
abouts are made. The big Newcastle factory, the largest in the 
world, also only makes two cylinder ears, the light touring cars 
for five passengers weighing but little more than most of the 
small runabouts, on account of the all metal bodies. The Tarry- 
town-on-Hudson, one of the largesl automobile factories, and 
originally built to produce steam ears, makes only the four- 
evlinder Maxwells. 

* * * 

It is notorious that the police everywhere pay more attention 

in I lie appearance of a ear and to the noise il makes than they 
do to anything else in the attempt to gauge its speed. An open 
exhaust, a rakish looking body of the ninalioul type, a big hood 
— these act. on the average guardian of the speed laws much as 
does a red Hag on a bull. Taking heed of all this, a prominent 
French motorist recently "put up a job" on the Parisian police. 
lie had a specially long chassis constructed, in which he put a 
I 1 - h. p. engine, fitted a large racing body and a long, pseudo 
six-cylinder bonnet, such as one might expect to conceal a 100 
h. p. engine. Powerful acetylene lamps Here fitted and a treble 
lias- born, and in the gathering dusk he sallied forth into the 
haunts of the enemy, with open exhaust going, and a begoggled 
superior officer of gendarmes as Ids companion. Roaring along 
with his fiery "l'j" under bis liv-foot bonnet, be was prompllv 
stopped and accused by the excited trappers of an impossible 
Speed. Expostulation was in vain in lace of the open exhaust 
and the huge hnod, until the official in the ear disclosed his 


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For the half year ending December 31, 1907, a dividend has been declared at the rate of 
three and three-quarters U }-4> per cent per annum on all deposits, free Of is, payable 
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Say, ynu. 

With :i dollar or two, 

Or three or four. 

( fr .1 whole lot more. 

Stuck away, don't knock; 

Take that money out of your sock 

And put it in circulation.; 

it's as safe as the nation, 

And, by heck ! 

You daren't say that is going to wreck. 

Circulate it : let it get out 

And move about, 

And you'll mighty soon see 

liestored commercial activity. 

Say, hoarders, what's scaring you, anyhow ! 

You ought to know that what 

You're doing now to save yourselves 

Will send us all to pot; 

You're letting panic chase away 

Your business confidence. 

And paralyze your energies 

And dope your common sense. 

Loosen up; loosen up; 

Put your money where 

It's bound to give the thing a start 

And make it go for fair. 

With every business end alive, 

With stock and crops to burn, 

If you will put your money in 

You're bound to call the turn. 


You've seen a cloudy day 

When you knew the sun was up in the sky — 

But it couldn't, shine till the clouds rolled by. 

Could it? Of course not, 

And that's what 

Is the trouble with you. 

Let your money get through 

From where it is hid ; 

Get down the jar and take off the lid, 

Push the clouds aside. 

Lei your money shine ; 

Lend a hand. 


Kick the si 11 din- out of Panic 

1 >own the whole line. 


That's business. 

— W. J. Lampton in the Nmo York World. 

14- MILE HOUSE— "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Automobile Supplies and re- 

Sair shop. First-class accommodations. Cuisine unsurpassed on the 
oast. "Andy." formerly of the "Cliff House." 

PALO ALTO— Corbaley & Thorpe Auto Co.. Renting, repairing and 
sundries. Fire-proof garage. Day and night service. 443-9 Emerson St. 
Telephone Main 78. 

GILROY, CAL. — Geo. E. Tlce, general machinist, expert repairing of 
automobiles and engines a specialty. Day or night service. 26C N Mon- 
terey street. 

SALINAS. CAL.— Hotel Bardln. Rates $2 per day and up. French chef 
Rout Brromnoinrtqt1f>r>^ Rood* MTreltent O. Laplerr*. pmr» 


"Sixes" for 1908 

ffl Stevens- Duryea Six-Cylinder 
Cars— both the Big Six and the 
Light Six will be continued with- 
out change for 1908. These six- 
cylinder cars were not hurriedly 
designed to meet the sudden and 
increasing demand for Sixes, 
hence their unqualified success. 
They are a known quantity and 
not an experiment. 
ffl A demonstration will prove our 


376-380 Golden Gate Ave. 

Oakland Branch: 1308-10 Franklin Street. 

Stevens-Duryea Company. Manufacturers, Chicopee Falls. Mass.. C. S. A. 




$ Lyon Motor Supply Co. 


Automobile Accessories 


Secretary and Manager San Francisco. Cat. 


Stevens & Elkington Rubber Co. 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Phone Franklin 612 

524 Polk St. near Golden Gale kn. 



Automobile Engineers, Machli 

• Ists and Blacksmiths. 



Valencia street, San Francisco. 

Telephone Market 



At the Crescent Garage, corner of tTMcAllister and Gough 
streets one may buy a Moline Rjoadster, 4-cylinder, 20 horse- 
power for $1950 f. o. b. Immediate delivery. 

Thoataa B. Mery 8 Company. 117-125 Valeria St., Sas Franciaco 


406-40$ LARKIN. Near Golden Gate Avenue 
Evening Classes S to »o p. m. A practical course of instruction on the operation, 
care anJ repair of motor cars. Terms reasonable. 

A. GILCREST, Proprietor 
Goldea Gate School of AutOMoblle Engineering 


Davis Bros. 


Phone Park 710 979 Golden Gate Ave 



January 11, 1908. 



A Redwood City coroner's jury declared, when it sal on the 

. case of "French Frank." who died after a few weeks' illness ol' 

booze, that the poor fellow's death was due to natural causes, 

What arc properly "natural causes" in Fruitvale, for instance; 

might be called by some long Latin name ai Redwood, and vice 

rersa, for nature speaks a varied language, they say. 

* * * 

Thanks have been voted Dan Stafford at Redwood City for 
having "put through the scheme of planting palm trees on each 
side of A strei t." in that town. It will be easier cow for some 
of the people who live at the outer end of the street to wend 
their ways homeward in the stilly, cock-crowing watches of the 

* * * 

A youth who calls himself "our scribe" in the Santa Cruz 

Daily Sentinel, si I gazing "at the little Ihin line where sky 

and water meet." until an amateur pick-pocket came along and 
endeavored unsuccessfully to abstract an anchored Christmas- 
gifl scarf-pin from the reporter's shirt-front. "Scribe" spoiled 
a good story and an opportunity to stand in with the chief of 
police by giving the foiled pin pincher a "right good calling 
down." Then came some real robberies about town that caused 
the seaside journalist to slap himself near the bracelet. 

It requires only a glance at the "local'" departments ol' the 
country newspaper exchanges the Suburbanite looks over now 

and (ben, to cause him to conclude that exevx town or home of 
newspaper or "country correspondent," is the "best place on 
earth." Swell Swenson tours the Eastern Stales and visits his 
old home in Minnesota, ami on his return to Watsonville, the 
papers say: "Mr. Swenson enthusiastically avers there is no 
country on earth like the Pajaro Valley." 'The Gilroy paper- 
tell their readers that "dim Kay says lie is glad to get hack to 
the best town on earth after a month spent in Portland, Ore." 
Los Gatos editors quote Frank Murray, pioneer horse-shoer, as 
saying: "I've seen every town north of the Tehachapi, ami Los 
GatOS heats 'em all." A Palo Alto professor returns from 
Europe and Florida, and tells the reporters the college town is 
the only real haven of delight be has seen in three long years of 
globe-trotting. San Mateo's leading citizen (and how many of 
them i hat dear place seems to have) declares be has motored to 
even town a hundred miles each direction from the hay. and 
returns only to learn and re-learn that there's no place like San 
Mateo. "Why. Oakland and Alameda aren't in n." insists a 
Redwood lawyer, just home from Vallejo and Berkeley, to revel 

in the leathery odors that play hiilo-aml-seok hack and forth 

along the sloughs of the tannery Venice, while the "most promi- 
nent real estate broker" at South San Francisco was delighted 

the other day to complete his business at. Vacaville and get had; 
into "God's country," ami its packing houses, paint factories and 
Guggenheim smelters. This is certainly a great and glorious 

country, when 1 all are hypnotically pleased, and with their home 
towns most of all. 

"Heney is not a candidate," 
Who's Heney? 

in>isis a Watsonville newspaper. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lanz. at Campbell Station, have been 

made happy by the arrival of a hands e hoy baby in a basket 

by the doorstep route. They were wanting a kid most awfully 
bad, and wouldn't take a hundred thousand loads of prunes for 
the little cherub. 

* * * 

The gift which Mr. William Kent has made to the United 
Slates Government, adds a large and beautiful park to those eas- 
ilv accessible to the residents of Sail Francisco. From the ferry 
to Mill Valley is a mailer of fifty minutes, and half an hour or 
forty-five minutes more hv the mountain road will land you in 
the canyon. For those who prefer to drive, there is a good road 
from Mill Valley, and thousands of persons walk from the valley 
to the canyon on Sundays and holidays, when the weather is suit- 




Know the Best 
Like the Best 
Buy t»he Best. 

Agenta Cor California and Nevada. 

912-914 Folsoni St.. San Francisco, Oil. 

able. What is wanted, however, is a good public road from Red- 
wood Canyon to either Mill Valley or some point on the road to 
Sausalito. The present road is a private affair, in so far as il 
crosses private property, and was built by the Bohemian 1 Club 

when it bad some idea of buying the canyon for its jinks. .Marin 
County should now build a goo, I mail, and throw it open to the 
public as a public highway. It should place signs at points along 
the route, so that the traveler may know exactly which road to 
take when he comes to cross roads or branches, and it would be 
well in bave brief statements of the altitude at various localities, 
of the principal points of interest that may be seen along the 
route, as lias been done by the Mount Tamalpais road, along its 
line. It would be wise, also, to open a short trail for pedestrians, 
so that they would not have to cross fields as at present or else 
follow the long road around the bills. The donation of Mr. 
Kent is a magnificent one. and Marin County and the Slate 

should show its high appreciati >f his generosity by making il 

as accessible to the public as possible. 

Palo Alto Planing Mills 

Our Specialties: 



Estimates cheerfully furnished 


January 11, 1908. 



Marin County is a rerj fashionable place to marry in if you 
do qoI warii i" have too much publioity in the marrying. Seven 
hundred and fifty-four couples look out marriage licenses across 
the bay lasl year, and mosl of these rami' Erom San Francisco. 

» * » 

San Rafael is to have a new Post Office building erected ex- 
pressly for Posl Office purposes. 

* * » 

Sansaliio lias taken up the project of tree planting, and all 
iis roads and streets are to be ornamented with trees this winter. 

* * * 

Stanford University students who possess dimes will no longer 
subject themselves to the annoyance of standing in drizzling 
rains and waiting for poky carriages to convey them to Palo 
Alto. Four" thirty-passenger automobile carry-alls will make 
regular trips between the town and campus, commencing early in 
the new year. No more of "Uncle John" or of "Limerick," or 
of the dozen of other 'busmen who have been immortalized in 
Stanford book and song; nothing but an unmusical "honk-honk" 
and a talkless "chaff" to say sweet nothings to the dear co-eds 
while winding 'mong the shady, dripping trees to classic Roblee. 
Now the auto and then sometimes, perhaps the trolley. Who 
knows ? 


The New York Sun in its foreign correspondence prints a 
Btory thai is peculiarly French. It serins thai a physician living 
near Maison Lafitte had a servanl girl in his employ, in whose 
charms be was susceptible. After a time he raised her to a higher 
position, as they term it. in the Transatlantic republic. 

It, however, became absolutely necessary from prudential 

lives. In dispense with her presence. The girl consented to 

disappear, on condition that the doctor agree to contribute a 
certain sum monthly for her support, and that of the expected 
descendant. Upon the arrival of twins, however, the maid, who 
seems to be of a thrifty turn of mind, interpreted tin' agreement 
as doubling its conditions. The doctor was of (lie opposite opin- 
ion, and the maid carried the question to the court. The unfor- 
tunate justice nr the peace, who is thus confronted with a case 
requiring the justice and tact of a Solomon to decide, is entitled 

to the condolence of his fellow citizens — instead of which, how- 
ever, the repin'l stales that the risibility of his neighbors is mani- 
fested mi all sides. 


There passed away in the East, the other day. a very Bweel 
character, .lames II. Stoddarl will be remembered a- en, 
the actors in the "Bonnie Briar Bush," and theatre-goers «ii" 
frequented the Grand Opera House severs pea - ago will grieve 
iiver his demise. Mr. Stoddarl belonged to the class of actors of 
the olden time, when ii was uecessarj to knon something beside 

a knowledge of I he manipulation of clap-sticks or rough and 

tumble lo ensure popular recognition of talent, lb was a con- 
temporary of such men as doe Jefferson, K. A. Sothern ami the 

elder Booth. 1 1 leiiia i ueil. however, for thai clever manager of 

more modern times, Mr. Kirk La Shelle, to make a star of him in 

deed as well as fail, i kindly I .a - 

linn on! in the "Bonnie Briai Bush" the public had already ac- 
corded him merited distinction. 

Marsh's (fonnerh of Palace Hotel and Po 

have opened at corner of California and Polk sin 


Your attention is respectfully called to the excellence and high 
conservative standing of 


Please do not forget these goods when ordering 
Yours Sincerely, 

Oakland, J73 13th St. Pacific Coast Manager 

Offices to Let, 


Room facing Market, street., $25. Sunny room $16. 


News Letter Building 

773 Market. Street. 



402 Sutler Si. 




637 Turk St. 

Household Goods ship- 
ped to or from the East 
and Sooth at reduced 

968 Broadway, Oakland 

San Francisco Los Angeles 


W. A. BRYANT, M. D., D. D. S. 

Surgery of the Head and Neck 

Consultation Hour* 

10 a. m. to I p. m. 

6 lo 8 p m. 

Telephone West 1039 

Senour's Floor Paint 

Drlei Hard Orer Nlflht 

With a high lustre andean be walked 
on the next morninE- No tackiness. 

Wiars Like Iron 


ii) Front St. San Francisco 

H. Alfred Anderson 

1014 Fillmore St. painter 

Phone Park 823 





Studio: i)»8 O'Farrell St.. near Ocuvia. Classes in China and Oil Painting 
Orders taken for Holiday and WeMtafl 


'GILT EDGE WHISKEY" rye or bourbon 





January 11, 1908. 

STATEMENT of the condition and value of the Assets and Liabilities of 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 


and where said assets are situated. DATED DECEMBER 31, 1907 

1 — Bond, of the United States, of the District 
of Columbia, of the State of California and 
Municipalities thereof, the actual value of 
which is $9,976,846.75 

2 — Cash in United States Gold and Silver 
Coin ,..$££88,049.62 

And Checks 

15,709.70 ^.,303,759.32 

3 — Miscellaneous Bonds, the actual value of 

which is , 7,005,925.50 

They are: 

•'San Francisco and North Pacific 
Railway Company 5 per cent 

Bonds" $475,000.00 

"Sun Francisco and San Joaquin 
Valley Railway Company .") per 

cent Bonds" 310,000.00 

"Southern Pacific Branch Railway 
Company of California per cent 

Bonds" 345,000.00 

''Southern Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany of California G per cent 

Bonds" 32.5,000.00 

"Northern California Railway 

Company 5 per cent Bonds". . . . 83,000.00 
"Northern Railway Company of 

California 5 per cent Bonds"... 39,000. on 
"Los Angeles Pacific Railroad 
Company of California Refund- 
ing 5 per cent Bonds" 400,000.00 

"Los Angeles Railway Company of 

California 5 per cent Bonds".. 334,000.00 
"Market Street Cable Railway 

Company 6 per cent Bonds". .1,145,000.00 
"Market Street Railway Company 
First Consolidated Mortgage 5 

per cent Bonds" 753,000.00 

"Powell Street Railway Company 

6 per cent Bonds" 185,000.00 

"The Omnibus Cable Company G 

per cent Bonds" 167,000.00 

"Sutter Street Railway Company 

5 per cent Bonds" '. 150,000.00 

"Presidio & Ferries Railroad 

Company 6 per cent Bonds" . . 14,000.00 
"Ferries and Cliff House Railway 

Company G per cent Bonds".. 6,000.00 
"The Merchants' Exchange 7 per 

cent Bonds" 1,500,000.00 

"San Francisco Gas & Electric 

Company 4% per cent Bonds". 495,000.00 
4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby 

secured, the actual value of which is 36.157 .227.63 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and 
debts is as follows: They are all existing Con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are 
payable to it at its office, which is situated at 
the corner of Market, McAllister and Jones 
streets, in the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, State of California, and the payment 
thereof is secured by First Mortgages on Real 
Estate within this State. Said Promissory 
Notes are kept and held by said Corporation 
at its said office, which is its principal place of 

business, and said Notes and debts are there 

5 — Promissory Notes and the debts there- 
by secured, the actual value of which is. . . . 657,755.00 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and 
debts is as follows: They are all existing Con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are 
payable to it at its office, which is situated as 
aforesaid, and the payment thereof is secured 
by pledge and hypothecation of Bonds of Rail- 
road and Quasi-Public Corporations and other 
6 — Interest on Miscellaneous Bonds accrued to 

January 1 . 190S 219,717.18 

~ — (u) Real Estate situated in the City and 
County of San Francisco ($139,990.17), and 
in i he" counties of Santa Clara ($29,453.33), 
Alameda ($33,993.91), and San Mateo 
($3,015.72) in this State, the actual value of 

which is 206,513.03 

(b) The Land and Building in which said 
Corporation keeps its said office, the actual 

value of which is '. . . 690,683.88 

The condition of said Real Estate is that it 
belongs to said Corporation, and part of it is 

TOTAL ASSETS $67,21 7,232.38 


All of the foregoing assets are situated within (he State of 


1 — Said Corporation owes deposits amounting 

to and the actual value of which is $5SJB65^02.11 

The conditions of said deposits is thai the] 
arc payable only out of said Assets ami are fully 
secured thereby. 

3 — Taxes — Slate. County ami City Taxes as- 
sessed but not yet payable 107 ,0 'iO.S ' 

3— Resaic Fund. Actual Value -J.:5.',.0!)S..i9 



By JAMES R. KELLY, President. 

By R. M. TOBIN. Secretary. 

Slate of California. City and County of San Francisco, ss. 

JAMES R. KELLY and R. M. TOBIN. being each duly 

sworn, each for himself, says: That said JAMES 1!. KELLY 
is President, and that said R. 81. TOBIN is Secretary of 
Corporation above mentioned, and that the foregoing state- 
ment is true. 

JAMES R. KELLY, President. 
R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 

CHAS. T. STANLEY. Notan I'ublie. 
In and for the City and County of San Francisco, State of 

Deposits made on or before January 10, 1908, will draw 
interest from January 1, 1908. 


January 11, 1908. AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 29 




San Francisco Savings Union 

Northwest corner of California and Montgomery Streets 

Pending Erection of New Building at Grant Avenue and O'Farrell Street 


E. B. POND President 

W. C. B. Db FREMERY Vice-President 

C. 0. G. MILLER Vice-President 

Wakefield Baker H. C. Breeden 

Jacob Barth Win. A. Magee 

P. H. Beaver John F. Merrill 

LO VELL WHITE Cashier and Secretary 

R, M. WELCH Assistant < ' 

Capital wholly paid in - - - $1,000,000.00 

Surplus 1,168,281.45 


Sworn statement of the condition and value of its Assets and Liabilities on I>eeember 31, 1907: 


Loans secured by first lien on real estate wholly within the State of California $16,651 

Loans secured by pledge and hypothecation of approved bonds and stocks 991,832.71 

Bonds of the municipalities ami school districts of the State of California, the value of which is. . . . 1,088,4 12.00 

Railroad bonds and bonds and stocks of local corporations, I lie value of which is 9,13 1.536.00 

Bank Premises 150,000.00 

Other Real Estate in the State of California 290,446.13 

Furniture and Fixtures 2.000.00 

Cash in Vault and in Bank 1,731.762.7.-. 

Total $89,946,358.44 


Due Depositors $27,711,351.39 

Capital paid-up 1,0""- .00 

Reserve ami Contingent Funds 1,168,281.45 

General Taj Account, Balance Undisbursed 

Total ' 158.44 

- -ned i e. B. rnsw P 

- gned) LOVBLL WHITE, Cashier 
Stati ■"in. Villi miti County of Son Francisco, is. 

We do solemnly swear that we have land each of as has) ;) personal knowledge "f tlic in lined in the 

Sfoing report, and that every allegation, statement, matter and thing therein contain 
our knowledge and belief. 

icd) E. H. POND 


i to before me. this 3d day of January. 1908. 

d) FRANK 1.. <>v 

\ irv Public in and for the City and County of San Fra' 



January 11, 1908. 


Many of our artists carry the honor of international fame, 
says Ellen Dwyer Donovan in the January issue of Overland 
Monthly. Many more are on the high road to like achievement. 
The painters of the Pacific Coast are forging ahead with re- 
doubled efforts to again adorn the magnificent residences and 
public buildings in course of construction in San Francisco, as 
well as to supply works of art to the lordly halls of the conti- 
nental and trans-continental palaces. It is impossible to enu- 
merate all worthy works in a series of magazine articles, but 
mention of a few will not be out of place. The sketch given of 
Emil Zola in Overland was 1 taken from life when Xavier Mar- 
tinez, of Piedmont. California, was studying in Paris. It was 
considered exc Qlent by the art colony there. In the Paris Ex- 
position of 1900, three works from Ihe brush of Martinez were 
accepted, whi h fact speaks more than a passing note when we 
consider that the canvases of many other able men were rejected. 
Miss Gertrude Partington's "The Joy Pan." a salon painting 
which hung in the favored Champs de Mais, is surely one of 
the finest things accomplished by our Pacific Coast artists. Miss 
Partington is a San Praneiseo girl. Of the painters who began 
a career in San Praneiseo and who have since won name and 
fame, one. probably, stands out more prominently before the 
world than Jules Pages, who was recently here among the 
haunts of his boyhood. "Les Convives," our of bis best produc- 
tions, was bought by the French Government. It came to life 
while Pages was in Belgium waiting for dry weather to do the 
out-of-door work he contemplated. In bis idle hours he fre- 
quented a cabarat, and a happy inspiration seized him to pul on 
canvas this strong group as he saw it. Then there is William 
Keith, a figure venerable, undemonstrative, yet alert. Lord Al- 
fred East, the celebrated' painter, said of Keith. "A grand old 
man, a genius, who would have received recognition and encour- 
agement had he exhibited in Europe, whereas the product of a 
new country must needs be dead a hundred years before that 
country would awaken to the fact that she produced him." In 
William Keith's studio are to be found the granite walls of the 
Yosemite, towering in their mighty strength of countless ages. 
Here also are to be found the high Sierras, snow-clad and im- 
posing, reflecting the beautiful opalescent lints to which the 
declining sun gives life. Then, too, Keith's pastoral scenes bring 
a quickening throb to the heart, while the eye is animated with 

In truth, Pacific Coast painters possess their own individual- 
ity; they are inspired by the beauty, grandeur and bigness of 
things around them. They draw their inspiration from great 
mountain ranges, noble rivers, vast valleys, forests, lakes and 
plains and awesome ilesorl reaches. 

The canvases are full of the dying note id' the Redman, Cow- 
boy, Broncho Buster and id' a certain per cent of one of the 
greatest civilizations the world lias ever known. A civilization 
that speaks from the tiled roofs of decaying cases and inglasias. 
These and a thousand other attractions make tbi> a unique field 
for the pallet and brush. 


Von greei your friend, return his hearty grasp. 
Say that yourself and all the bouse are well : 
Your bantering to him is as a knell : 
Tie sees the trouble feeding like all asp 

Upon your heart: he knows bow frail the clasp 
l r pon the closet in whose shade doth dwell 
The skeleton that makes your world a bell : 
He knows what you'd deny with your last gasp. 
He knows? Yes. all; and. knowing all, contrives 
To feign crass ignorance whene'er you meet : 
Respects your self-respect to live two lives. 
Loves you the more for your forlorn deceit ; 
He is a cleverer actor far than you. 
Ami think he thinks that what you say is true. 
-Wilbur I. an emore in the ■hniiinrij issue oj Overland Monthly, 

Now that the rainy weather is to come, the prudent house- 
wife has her house-cleaning done, and the cleansing of carpets is 
a great consideration. The puzzle is how to get the very best 
work and the most courteous, prompt and efficient service. 
Spaulding's Carpet Cleaning Works, at 925 Golden Gate avenue, 
is the best place to send your carpets. 




The interpretation of the last social 
demands is nowhere more evident 
than in the numerous private banquet 
rooms for small parties. . 

Under the management of James Woods 





Close to all Railway and Steamship Offices. 150 Rooms— 100 with Private Bath 

A New, Class A absolutely Fireproof Building, with every modern 

convenience. Steam Heat and Telephone in every room. 

The Hotel Holland 


A Strictly First Class Family Hotel 

Ellis street, between Powell and Mason, 

E. L. YOUNG, Manager 

Telephone Temporary 4380 


New Ladies' Grill and Annex 


In every detail, the most Attractive and Complete in San Francisco 

Especially Appointed Dressing Rooms 
for Ladies. Telephone Booths 

1727-1741 O'Farrell St., San Francisco 

There's Only One Del Monte 

Golf, Sea-Bathing, Motoring. Parlor Car from San Francisco 
twice daily. Special week end rates. Free Art exhibition and 
sales gallery of California painters. Week end golf tournament 
during the summer. 

Inquire Peck-Judah Co., 789 Market St. Information Bureau 
Southern Pacific, Flood Building or Del Monte,' California, H. R. 
Warner, Manager. 



for After Theatre Parties at 


R A N C I S C O 

884 VAN NESS AVBNCB, Bovc-.n Eddy and Bill. Stre«t. 

Jam uvs 11, 1908. 




It was Nc« Year's ave. A group of gentlemen were exchang- 
ing the compli nis of the season in a resplendent saloon, when 

a tall, thin individual, with ;i aose thai glowed like a red coal on 
a dark night, approached them. 

"May I join you, gentlemenP' he asked with a Chesterfieldian 
bow. The stupifying insolence of the request seemed likely for 
the momenl to be fraught with serious consequences to the ques- 
tioner, lnii the spirit of the occasion prevailed, and the thirsty 
individual was bidden to take whai he desired. He took a drink 
of whisky, colossal in it? size, and raised it to his lips with a 
tremhling hand. The undisguised delighl with which lie poured 
the lii|iiiil down his throat, and the equally undisguised regret 
with which he regarded the empty glass, prompted one of the 
gentlemen to offer liim another. As he stood there in his thread- 
bare suit of black, with his brilliantine nose glowing more furi- 
ously than ever on his white, anaemic face, surrounded by four 
gentlemen clad in the height of fashion, I began to moralize. 
Inn was interrupted by the individual in question clearing his 
throat, and evidencing a desire to speak. 

"Gentlemen," he began, "1 thank' yon. Years ago T was a 
central sun in the most glittering constellation of drunkards that 
ever scintillated in the alcoholic firmament. Of that constella- 
tion, I alone shine with a borrowed glory to-day, dimly at that, 
and only 1>\ reason of an iron constitution and indomitable will. 
I propose to have to-night my last debauch, and, as the light 
flickers more brightly before its total eclipse, so 1 expect to excel 
all past efforts. You gentlemen have furnished the initial im- 

He paused. The loud noise of a wagon being driven rapidly 
in the distance seemed to disturb him. 

"But f think my time is too short." he continued. "Already, 
to paraphrase an illustrious decadent, 1 hear the rumbling id' the 
wheels id' the wagon of the municipality." 

The noise ceased, the door opened, ami as a hluecoat heckoncd 
to him, Ihc orator climbed meekly into the patrol wagon. 

"Let's all swear oil'," said the gentleman who hail given him 
the second drink, and the motion was carried, for the night. 


'l'he Parisian Gil Bias states, in a diatribe upon American 
affairs, that "President Roosevelt, the former Colonel of the most 
comical of regiments, in the gayesl of wars, has for a long time 
played the great man in the American manner.'" This may he 
all very true, but it is equally so that the soldiery of La Belle 

France's ii Hate neighbor saw nothing comical in the aspect 

of the Rough Riders about ten years ago. If I am not badl] 
mistaken, this same paper, jn-a previous to the outbreak of the 
Spanish war. exulted loudly in the coming discomfiture of the 
Americans at the bands of the "splendid Spanish infantry." Bui 
that is a lair that is told. \Y<> know now that the "splendid 
Spanish infantry" was a disorganized mob id recruits com- 
manded by officers who could make no headway against Cubans 
armed with machetes and small arms of every conceivable de- 
scription, with a few machine ->u\> thrown in. We also know 
that tie' "comical" Rough Riders, practically undrilled, hut 
splendid horsemen and unerring shots, performed the task as- 
signed io them with ease. 

'l'he further allegation aneiii President Roosevelt playing "the 
great man in the American manner," is somewhat hard to under- 
stand. Il is just such men who have played great men in the 
American manner who have in a little over a century placed 
this country at the head of civilized nations. Perhaps of Prance, 
than which there more fertile and naturally en- 

dowed, had a I'm men « ho i ould "p in the Am 

hat is lnani- 



The latest work of art of the liar, otherwise 

known as the Kxaniin. found in a grape-vine telegram 

ill the issue of the thirtv-li niher. Il i stu- 

pid prediction by an The man who 

X.'w Yrar's gift of a 
n and brewed brandy and an increase 
d salary. II. has su passed all the liars in 
i Willie himself. 

Fairmont, Hotel 

Management! of 

Palace Hotel Company 

The only large hotel commanding a view of our incomparable 
bay. The best, located hotel in the world as it. is the most, 
convenient, to the business centers while its elevation affords 
wholesome advantages in the way of pure air, sunshine and 
the absence of all annoyances connected with the rebuilding 
of a great, city. 


Rales~Sinsle: $2.50. $3. $4. $5. $6. $7. $8; Suites: $10. $12. $14. $16. $18. $20. 

Every room with bath 

Music a feature at Dinner and in the Foyer. Evenings. 







Franklin 2960 

N. W. Corner 

Polk 8 Post Sts. 

San Francisco 





22nd Street, and Broadway, Oakland 





N. S. Mullar, 

American and European Plan 


Old Poodle Dog Restaurant 

824-826 Eddy St., near Van Nesa Ave. Formerly at Buah St., 
cor. Grant Avenue. Phone Franklin 63. 


Special Ac com muda lions for Motorist 

Motor Lodge Apartments 

Rooms Single or En Suite 

1353 Bush Street. . Bet,. Polk and Larkin, San Francisco 

Stuart Coyness, Manager 


Main Office. 64S Monlgoaerj Si 
Branch. 1003 Poll Si. 

Phone Franklin 2347 and 7348 



January 11, 1908. 



Nor sleep, nor journey, nor affray 

( Ian justly image death to me ; 
I am a little child, and Death 

The one who lets you go and see. 

All children in a darkened room : 

And Death stands smiling al the door, 

His finger on his lip, and says 

So quietly, "Now, one child more!" 

1 have so loused and longed to know 
What lovely things the children find 

When they have gone beyond the door; 
But not a child that's left behind 

lias evev been; for when they go 

He will not ever let them back: 
And when he beckons them, and we 

Stand tiptoe, watching for the crack, 

Our strange, sweet playmate steps between 

And will not let us see at all ; 
lie smiles at our expectancy 

With "You may come, too, when I call." 

And oh, within the darkened room 
1 have so longed and longed to know 

J nst what it is they see and learn. 
The other children, when they go! 

Do you suppose that I shall feel 

Afraid to see him look al me 
At last, and beckon with his band. 

And smile, "Now you may go and see:" 

— Charlotte Wilson in Harper's Monthly Magazine. 


The houseless wind has gone to rest 

In some rude i-avcni-beil of ocean, 
And Neptune smooths each foamy crest, 

At Dian's will, with meek devotion; 
The shepherd, gathering his si p, 

Has brought them safely to the fold — 

And in my arms my world 1 hold ! 
Sleep ! 

Forespent with hunting on the hill. 

My truant, in the dusk returning, 
Finds the l< heart he left at will 

With the one worship burning. 
The moonlight pales — the shade grows deep — 

The nightingale doth silence break! 

Beloved, till the lark shall wake. 
Sleep ! 

No homeless wanderer art thou ! 

Here, pillowed safe, thy head is lying. 
The nightingale! Ah. listen now! 

What passion — death itself defying! 
Peace! Yonder star doth vigil keep, 

And fragrant lu-eathes each mystic flower 

That blooms to-night in Dreamland bower: 
Sleep ! 

— Florence Earle ("null's in Iftir/irr* Mmithlij Minjo-.i,,,'. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

nave opened at corner of California and Polk street. 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which are amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia, the Halifax 
Banking Co. and the Merchants' Bank of Prince Edward Island. 

Paid-up Capital $10,000,000 Reserve Fund $6, 000, 000 

Aggregate Resources, over $113,000,000 

B. E. WALKER, President. ALEX LAIRD, General Manager 

LONDON OFFICE— 60 Lombard St.. E. C. 

NEW YORK OFFICE — 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlln, Cranbrook, Fernie, 
Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmlth, Nanalmo, Nelson, New Westminster, 
Penticton. Prince Rupert, Princeton, Vancouver (3), and Victoria. 

YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

UNITED STATES— Portland. Seattle and Skagway (Alaska.) 

OTHER BRANCHES— Alberta, 26: Saskatchewan, 18; Manitoba, 20; 
Ontario and Quebec, 62: Maritime Provinces, 19. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, The Bank of Scot- 
land, Lloyd's Bank. Ltd., The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

SAN FRANCISCO— Main office. 325 California St. Branch— Cor. Van 
Ness and Eddy. 

A. KAINS. Manager. BRUCE HEATHCOTE. Asst. Manager . 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 706 Market street, Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000. Paid-up Capital and Surplus. $620,000 

James D. Phelan. President; John A. Hooper, First Vice-President; 
James K, Moffitt. Second Vice-President; George A. Story, Cashier; C. 

B. Hobson. Assistant Cashier; A. E. Curtis. Second Assistant Cashier. 
DIRECTORS — James D. Phelan. John A. Hooper. J. K. Moffitt, Frank 

.1. Sullivan, Rudolph Spreckels,, R. D. McElroy. Charles Holbreok, J. C. 
McKinstry, Rolla V. Watt. 

This bank does a savings business exclusively, paying interest on ail 
deposits. One dollar will open an account, and remittances can be sent 
by Express. Post-offlce order or check. Write for particulars. 

The Anglo-Caiifornian Bank, Limited 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized, $6, 000,000 Paid-up, $1,500,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700,000 

This bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 


London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 

N. W. Cor. Sansome and Sutter Streets. 
Subscribed Capital, $2,500,000. Paid-up Capital, $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,200,000. 
Head Office — 40 Threadneedle St., London, E. (-. 
AGENTS — New York — Agency of the London, Paris and American 
Bank, Limited. No. 10 Wall street. N. Y. ; Paris — Messrs. Lazard Freres 
& Cle, 17 Boulevard Polssonier. Draw direct on the principal cities of 
the world. Commercial and Travelers' credits issued. 

R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Guaranteed Capital - - - - - - - - $ r,aoo,ooo.oo 

Capital actually paid up in cash -._.__ 1,000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds ------- 1,428,855^3 

Deposits, Dec. 31, 1907 -------- 36.q07.687. 50 

Total Assets --------- 30.529.434.87 

Remittances may be made by Draft. Post Office or Wells, Fargo & Co's 
Money Orders, or coin by Express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
12 m., and Saturday evenings from 7 o'clock p. m. to 8 o'clock p. m. for 
receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS— President, N. Ohlandt: First Vice-President. Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President. Emil Rohte; Cashier. A. H. R. Schmidt; Assistant 
Cashier, William Herrmann; Secretary, George Tourny; Assistant Secre- 
tary, A. H. Muller; Goodfellow & EpIIs, General Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS— N. Ohlandt. Daniel Meyer, Emil Rohte. Ign. 
Stelnhart, I. N. Walter, J. W. Van Bergen. F. Tillmann, Jr., E. T. Kruse 
and W. S. Goodfellow. 

Continental Building and Loan Association 

Market and Church Streets, Sao Francisco, Gal. 

In Business for 18 Years 


are bought largely for SAFETY. Building and Loan Association 
stock Is bought for the same reason — SAFETY — and also because 
it pays a higher rate of interest. The Continental Building and 
Loan Association pays 6 per cent net per annum, payable semi- 

Washington Dodge, President. William Corbin, Secretary. 

Market and Church Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 


Sperrys Beat Kuniby. 

Drifted Snow. 

! Golden Gate Extra.. 

vS perry Flour Company 





(ffalifxrrmOQrixjetrti %zx~ 

Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 

The News Letter Is a member of the California Periodical Publishers' Association. 


San Francisco, Cal., January 18, 1908 

No. 3 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott. 773 Market St., San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Temporary 3594. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 
London office— 30 Cornhili, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
in the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

Taft leads as the ^Republican favorite son. 

Upon what ground may one justify rabbinical interfer- 

The versatile Mr. Booth Tarkington has struck a new 

idea in the advertising line. 

Johnson, of Minnesota, is beginning to make Bryan look 

like a very poor second choice. 

Labor has often been called a commodity. That is a mis- 
take. It is the most uncomfortable thing in the world. 

It seems to be impossible to drum into the heads of the 

bigots that the canteen makes for temperance. 

Pride is a stupid thing, and pride, in jail, is idiotic. Ruef 

is full of pride. Just you watch it work his downfall. 

The Bulletin continues to speak of "the subsidized weekly 

press." Wonder which one of our contemporaries it has in mind ? 

Richmond Pearson Hobson, of Santiago fame, wants an 

official weekly published. Thanks, we've trouble enough as it is. 

Mrs. Leslie Carter is a dandy. She exhibits debts to the 

amount of $194,418, and it isn't in stage money or clearing house 

In these days of extreme hard times, so-called, it is al- 
most impossible to buy and obtain delivery of a single car of 
steel rails. 

In Georgia they are singing) "Hush, little bar room, don't 

you cry, you'll be a drug-store by and bye." The law went into 
effect, on the first of the month. 

Prosperity in the Philippines is making converts to the 

Americanists party. All the efforts of the traitorous Bostonese 
cannot avail as against the pocketful of dough. 

Parkhurst, the original clerical muck-raker, says cheerful 

things about the future. There is certainly something wrong. 
Parkhurst optimistic and cheerful is a shock to our nerves. 

The Eastern newspapers were frantic to keep the fleet in 

Atlantic waters. Now they are frantic in make it i "world tour" 

and set the fleet awav from San V 


— — A sudden removal of the troops from Qoldfield will result 
in an ebullition of criminal methods. The Legislature had bet- 
ter get in on record time and make the request that i< wanted In 
the big white chief. 

There is a sufficient business on hand at the Pittsburg 

mills to run without intermission until next October. The Frie 
Railroad has just placed an order for the immense amount of 
35,000 Ions of rails. 

Let us try and concentrate our attentions to the up- 
building of an immense coast-wis I, South American and 
trans-Pacific trade. We can do it. if we will only stop looking 
inward. We are the na ncial of all the people of the Wes . 
of doing something ill the world 
unmer throwing and anvil chorus act, only we 
11 to appreciate the fact ! 

Virginia finds herself face to face with a surplus of more 

than a million and a half, and will spend the amount on schools 
and good roads. Wish we had a surplus and the same good 

"Keep the fleet here" is the slogan. So should wo say, all 

of us. Here is something all cities of the Coast should unite on 
and use every influence to foster. Keep the fleet here until the 
coast is properly fortified. 

(live us a subsidy for our ocean-going craft that will place 

them on an equal footing with the ships and steamers of other 
nations. With a subsidy, the port of San Francisco would soon 
rival Liverpool or Hongkong. 

Russia is in need of money, and is casting longing eyes in 

the direction of Prance. Every man, woman and child in France 
is trained, from the cradle to the grave, to save money, and Rus- 
sia seems in late years to have been the beneficiary of this thrift. 

Our advice to old maids and young and marriageable 

divinities is: Look well before you leap. Remember that a young 
man has hut slight opportunity to judge of the private life of 
the woman who proposes and give him a chance for his white 

It is a terrible shock to the socialists to hear that Count 

Tolstoi was thrown from his horse. It was supposed that he al- 
ways walked, and eke hare-footed. Tolsloi is something like 
Jack London. He would have everybody divide with everybody 
else, but lie would keep his own. 

It is up to the News Letter lo make the remark that il is 

one of the feu newspapers holding a correct notion of proper le- 
gal procedure. I d all along that although it believed 
that Schmite was guilty, thai he had not had a fair trial, and 
that Dunne's decisions were on the frowsy blink. 

As long BS Uncle Sam is still short of men and adver- 
tises to givi tnplo '" , - there is 

Or SOUp 1 I Eastern cities. The navy 

wants men, too, and - in g I physical 

condition can find emp - not only remunerative but 

healthful and ine 

There is a man. whi Brooklyn, who is rep 

as being able to cure n md over the sufferer's 

mmediately dis- 

Wbndi - hand over San Francisco 

the w.i it from onion labor, commoi ! Pin- 

We cannot help having a sympathy ! 

York, who are making all the fuss about rent reduc- 
tion. What they ask for is very little, after all. It should he 
remembered that the land-lord is always the Hrst to take advan- 

I the very last to make- 
had limes come. Wholesale removal is (letter than who 
nd here is a chance for the philanthropic wealthy o 
York to provide new, chea] - " the poor. 

The Boston Herald, in a i - the mouth 

Cause it is not made one with the strategy board of the 

ment. [I whines the 3 ' s indulged him- 

self in merry persiflage and side-stepping when ques: 
the itinerary of the fleet, pn 
narkable ki 

in on inside information. 

s; ins - in our 

-- -- ons, and always - ' :fort t0 'he 




Mr. Langdon's Neglected Opportunity. Mr. Langdon's Moral Friends 
Again. The Appellate Court and Its Findings 


Mr. Langdon, Sun Francisco's dis- 
The Gambler's Chance, triel Attorney, took a gambler's 

chance the other clay when he de- 
livered liim elf of .-I very eloquent speech againsl the race track 
and pool selling. Every word thai was uttered by our notoriety- 
seeking attorney friend was true. Mr. Langdon hoped thai his 
little speech would be effective with the good people to whom i 1 
was delivered, and al the same time he trusted that ii would nol 
gei a very wide publicity, through the press, the daily newspapers 
who derive a profii by advertising abortifacients and abortion- 
ists, the race track, the prize Bghl and the astrologer, and Mr. 
Langdon was wise, as the press in question gave hut scant, notice 
In his diatribe againsl the Emeryville hell-hole. Mr. Langdon 
figured thai it would I" 1 impossible thai any one would take x i [ ■ 
his nrat little speech and make capital of ii againsl the Emery- 
ville leprosy. He figured that he had a gambler's chance that hid 
remarks would pass unnoticed. 

The News Letter is nol asleep. II 
Great Viutce Receives not only gave Mr. Langdon's virtu- 
Reward. ous denunciation of the race track 

and the pool rooms publicity, but it 
suggested various steps that might be taken by Mr. Langdon to 
make his remarks effective. Some of these, ii is true, may not be 
good law, but it is certain that they would tend, in a great meas- 
ure, to make it so uncomfortable a business to sell | Is thai it 

would cease in be attractive. The suggestions were made because 
the Mews Letter was, for a single i nent, off its guard, and be- 
lieved that Mr. Langdon was in earnest when he slated that it 
was an evil well nigh impossible to uproot. 

It forgot, the Mews Letter did, that 
A Very Poob Lawyer, Mr. Langdon is an exceedingly poor 

lawyer, and it remains for the News 
Letter to call to his attention the decision of Judge Bush, of 
Shasta County, recently sitting as one of the Superior < '..nil ut 
Marin ( 'mini v. as regards the legal status of I he pool mi ii ii. Judge 
Bush holds the business a nuisance: ii draws together people who 
annoy and contaminate a neighborhood; il endangers the public 
peace, ami il corrupts good morals. The judge holds that "where 
such has nol been held by statute, the courts have so wn/iformly 

luU I In/ I In! i- 1 1 rii sin iis. "II is iiui necessary Ilia I I he people -In hi hi 

have a rci ly by indictment," says one' of our contemporary 

journals, "by information or by civil action, or by abatement/? 

anil the court chose the latter. 

In over-ruling the decision, the judge said : 

"The plaintiff has alleged that the defendant is carrying on a 
public gaming house. That therein pools are sold mi horse-races. 

That large crowds of | pie gather about the resort. That they 

obstruct the street. Thai they are prof >,, loud and vulgar. 

That in order to get to the public post-office or telephone station, 
or in order to go to the place where they shop, and where some 

carry on their business, it is necessary to pass this resort. That 

the people who frequent this place are attracted to it and come bv 
the same ferry-boat which they are obliged to use. That on said 
ferry-boat the same conduct lakes place. 

"Is (his such a lawful use of one's properly or the conduct of 
one's business as would preclude the community affected from 
abating il on the ground that it was a public nuisance? I think 

"While the business of pool-selling may be a lawful business 
in so far as our penal laws are concerned, from time immemoriifj 
gaming of every sort has been considered such a business or pas- 
time as has shown a tendency to weaken anil corrupt the moral! 
of those who follow it. It encourages idleness instead of habits 

nl' industry, and is de ralizing in its tendencies, and therefore 

the law »ill \ leu with a greal ileal more care the manner in which 
such a calling is conducted than il will some business the charac- 

lor of which is ho. I question. As was said in Dempsie vs. 

Darling, 81 Pac. Rep. 1">2, in referring o> an immoral house: 
'But the nuisance complained of in this ease i- of an entirely 
differenl character. Ii is degrading, immoral, indecent ami al- 
ways iimler the ban of the law. ami courts oughl nol In he inn 
exacting with citizens who are asking relief from such imposi- 
i i.iii- ii their rights.' " 

'I'll i: Mm; u. TO 'til i: 


The mural In the laic is thai Mr. 

Langdon 'lid nol know of, or that he 
chose in ignore the decision re- 
cently rendered h\ Judge Bush. The 
News Letter lakes pleasure in calling it lo his attention, ami if 
he will use ii as a precedent, we will soon have pool Belling, nol 
only in Sausalito, bul in San Francisco, a thing •>( the past Ev- 

erctl Brown, District A ne\ of ill ''la. maj be depended mi 

in lake advantage of the situation, ami we feel certain thai Dis- 
trict Attorney Boyd of Marin will fall all over himself in make 
the mosi of ibis advantage, to the everlasting benefit of Sausa- 
lito ami the entire Stale. The News Letter is nol nl' those who 
believe that Boyd will drop the cases againsl Prank Darough, 

now that it is possible to make action effective. II is due In "Mr. 

Hiram Johnson am) Mr. Boyd that such energetic work has I n 

done in Marin. 

It is jus! possible that some clever 

OBLITERATE THE TRACK lawyer may he able to BUggesI to 

Itself. Mr. Langdon a means through some 
law thai is uow standing mi the stat- 
utes in do away with the track itself. [I occurs to the News 
Letter thai a fight againsl the pool r is equivalent in cutting 

nil' the rattlers or a piece of the lail of a snake, ami letting the 

snake itself escape. Tsn'l it possible for Mr. Langdon in delegal 
some intellectual giant, Buch as 6'Gara, in the task, or that other 
modern wonder, Mr. Duke, might try his hand ami brains al the 
legal text book, with a view- in eradicating the Emeryville Crimes 


There is sea reel v a preacher or 

Tin: lit: m; Preachers. priest in San Francisco hut knows 
that Emeryville is whal Mr. Lang- 
don has described it: "'The worst evil in California," >>r words to 

thai effect. The shepherd's have little care of the sheep, for we 

never Bee them rounding up the flocks. Why is it that these in- 
dividuals prefer in forget that such a thing a- a race track 
thrives across the bay ami makes criminals, fills brothels, in- 
creases flic number of inmates in our lunatic asylums and peni- 
tentiaries, ami swells to an alarming extenl the population of our 
penitentiaries ami reform Bchools? Whal is the reason why the 
sleek gentry is so quiescent, ami why do they nol bowl aloud the 
demand for action by the officers of the law? Is ii possible that 
the thirty pieces of silver donated once a year In charity by the 
management of the track has the effect of a gag, an effectual si,,.) 

to the usual protest against militanl sin? 

Once in a while we hear the bleal of some poor sheep as il falls 
in the crush of the (lock. The shepherd is elsewhere. He has 
no time for the poor devil whose wife is gone wrong, no time for 
the cashier who has stolen, mi lime for the boj wlm has pilfered, 
mm lime for the gir] who sells her chastity thai she may piny lie 

races, no time for all these poor, misled; weak black sheep. Mean- 
while, the race-track man ami liie pool-seller is mil with his mark- 
ing put. ami he paints his victims good and black ; he claims them 
for his own, ami in San Francisco his flock is almosl a- large as 

Jani Utt is. L908. 


i be white one. Energetic, militanl sin. the kind that contributes 
;n , burches and to hospitals, is immune. 

The News Letter is still waiting to 
Mb. Langdon's Friends hear from Mr. Langden's good 
Again. friends, the newspapers and the 

newspaper proprietors. The gentle- 
men in question have attained so high a development that they 
cannot swallow a Ruef or a Schmitz, and always gag when the 
name of either of these villains is mentioned, ami then they ex- 
ultingly swallow all the combined villainies of a race track and 

protest that they enjoy the mess. Probably they do. The prob- 
ability is, that flie profit derived from their advertising columns 
binds them to the criminal side of (he transactions of the track, 
to the suicides, to the thefts, the murders and the thousand and 
one smaller crimes directly traceable to race track influences just 
as the same virtuous gentlemen are induced in sec no shame in 
the publication of the advertisement of gold brick schemes, as- 
fcrologists, vapor bath mediums, blatant quack doctors, abor- 
ti laments and abortionists, by the crossing of their dirty palms. 
As we go to press, an Oakland man shoots his wife and self. 
Kan' track ! 

Wcp i>prokela $ mawttttott at % Mnty of Abraham Eu?f 

®1jp District Attflrnr-g'H (§ffm GJonurrtrti into a largatn Counter 

Let us look backward and glance at 
A Spreokelsized events in San Francisco. Some 

Prosecution. twenty-seven months ago, Francis J. 

Honey commenced his crusade 
against Abraham Ruef, the despoiler of his native city. Mr. 
Heney with righteous rigor thundered against the reign of 
civic corruption which Ruef had organized ami captained, swear- 
ing by all the gods that he would never rest until he hail landed 
the high priest of boodlers in the penitentiary. All thoughtful 
and. honest men applauded the task that Mr. Heney had set him- 
self and wished him God-speed. 

Unhappily, the course that Mr. Heney laid out for himself was 
gradually but. surely altered by extraneous influences. Large 
sums of money were necessary to fulfill Mr. Heney 's task. Funds 
were not. forthcoming until the magnanimous Rudolph Spreckels 
supplied them. But from the very hour that the Spreckels monej 
was invested in the prosecution of the grafters, a change came 
over the spirit of the Heney plan. The conviction ami punish- 
ment of Abraham Ruef, the high priest of corruption, became of 
small consequence it only the enemies ami Imsincss rivals of 
Rudolph Spreckels could he routed, and in due season (he aims 
and energies of the Spreckelsized prosecution were centered 
against one man and one interest— -Patrick Calhoun and the 
United Railroads. 

Ui EF I Jkts rii E Willi 

For nearly a year, the Spreckels 

Prosecution ha- been engaged in 
making terms with Ruef. At this 

lair dale Ruef is found with the 

whip hand over the Prosecution. Rabbi N"ieto, Ruef's spiritual 
adviser and confidante, has pal the case quite Erankly ami suc- 
cinctly, hut threatened that what he had so far divulged was mild 
in comparison with Hie whole story, '-rule-- the Prosecution 

does the right thing in regard to Ruef and does il within a short 

time." said the Rabbi, "I will tell all I knovi of the affair, ami 
if will make a startling story." 

Afraid ro Pace nn 


But Rabbi \ ieto ha- al 

Ji io make the nature of the 

shameful bargain i i i nough. 

"Ruef," he said, "is reai I 

and carrj oul his pan of the contrail for immunity which has 

been promised him, bul the Pros* - ui on is afraid to face the issue 

to which its form Jit it. and keep its solemn 

I nli ; lie prisoner « ho gave up ail he knew ." 

BaBOAIN t'oi \ in: 

K\ lie 

\ his writing, the Prosecution, 

controlled and directed by Rudolph 
, kels. with District Attorney 
Langdon and Private Del 
Win. .1. Burns as his aides, has decided to do "the right thing" 

ird t" Ruef. The public 
dented strict Attorney's office 

being en 'be pur. ! - 

dome. Ruef ha- dominant figure in these Di 

Alio has dictated the terms of the bai _ 
ritual adviser and his friends have been comparatively 
V wonder that even the usually noisy Lang- 

don was "afraid to face the issue." and withdrew his promise 
Monday night to make "a definite statement to the public re- 
garding the plans of the prosecution respecting Ruef," shame- 
facedly whining, "If it does not please the public il is no fault 
of ours." No wonder that Rudolph Spreckels, who had been in 
consultation with Langdon and Burns on Monday afternoon, stole 
away from the District Attorney's office before Ruef arrived to 
lay down his ultimatum to the officer of the law. who has finally 
abandoned the cause of public justice for the pursuit of private 

"If only one man is sent to the peni- 
lli'.N'Kv Leaves Dirty tentiary as a result of the graft 
Work to Others. prosecution, thai man will be Abra- 

ham Ruef." Thai was 1 1 eney's origi- 
nal proposition, and that was his frequent declaration after his 

abject failure lo "gel" Tirey L. Ford. But il seems that latterly 
such an utterance, like so many threats made by the professional 
prosecutor, was mil) for timely effect. It was made with the 
desire of reassuring the public of the Prosecution's honest inten- 
tions, ami also io further intimidate Ruef. Bul with the com- 
plete breakdown of the Prosecution's plans, after last week's de- 
cision of the Court oi Appeals, Mr. S] ikels and Mr. Heney 

found i in a vortex of ,|, Heney de- 

parted Eoi Portland, significantly confining Ins usually effusive 
interviews io the press with the assurance thai he would yei 

"convict Calhoun." The shameful term- of bargaining foi' Ruef's 

testimony n on of Rudolph Spreckels ami his 

Langdon ami Burns. 

Such. then. i. 3precl ''Is' Prose- 

Buying Gold Bricks ration's idea of justice. One hun- 
hitii Immunity. died ami twenty-two indictments 

against Ruef are to he withdrawn, 
and the arch conspirator 1- to lie restored to freedom. Indict- 
ments against -mil men is Thorn well Mullally and William M. 
Abbott, against whom the Distrii \ torney's office has con 

'. idence," remain standing, 
tments, unjust and baseless as they admittedly are. 
withdraw and Abbol 

Railroads. I' he salted mil I evidence 

which the S ntion has now pun base, I. wh. 

ay may manufactured even against these 
admittedly innocent n 

The v ntion has thus 
Abraham Ri ep Assistant enlisted Ruef as one of the promi- 

I hstiiii i A i roRNi v . 3 forces ndeed, 

most invaluab - tment. 

Truly it is a line firm — Rm S n Ruef and 

Company. mbina- 

1 ion is done nse >1 

,i ncv : - i! Ruef 

the ini. _ mi .T. Bui 

Rudolp S and trick\ 

- d. Heney may ili .meful 

■ decide be- 

' tin and that of Abra- 
ham Ruef, 


January 18, 1908. 

As the News Letter goes to press, the 
More Juggling. graft prosecution seems to be up 

against it with its star witness. 
Heney is away in the wilds of Oregon, hunting petty offenders, 
who have been fencing in Government lands, and Mr. Langdon is 
just returned from a pilgrimage to Cupid's shrine. Mr. Burns 
of Washington is busy trying to convince Mr. Ruef that he ought 
to sacrifice himself on the altar of his country and go to jail. 
Mr. Euef does not see it in that light, and with the help of very 
officious friends, is dickering to save himself. The daily news- 
papers, with their usual capacity for incorrect apprehension of 
events, conjecture that he has been granted complete immunity, 
and that the prosecution is to white-wash him with the anointing 
oils of pardon. It is useless for us to take up the questions jusi 
decided by the Appellate Court. The wisdom of the decision 
has been apparent for a long time to any one who had the least 
smattering of a knowledge of the law in his cranium. The News 
Letter a long time ago made the technical points clear, and it has 
wearily pointed out the mistakes of Dunne and the officers of the 
prosecution, but it was not until the Appellate Court handed 
down its decision that the great, white light of reason and logic- 
burst upon the befuddled attorneys mismanaging the affairs of 
this sorely distracted city. The assistant jurists in the daily 
press express a very holy horror, and make charges against the 
Judges that should, in the course of time, bring them each and 
every one to the bar of justice to show cause why they should not 
be punished for contempt. 

The Extra-Leu at. 

The extra-legal Mr. Spreckels and 
his extra-legal friends have indulged 
themselves so far in the field of for- 
ensics with a cudgel as the chief ar- 
gument, they have tried and convicted so many on paper, and in 
the papers, that now that they are face to Eace with a dilemma, 
they do not know which way to turn. Here is a case, a crisis. 
where brains are necessary, and it is impossible to find in the 
whole coterie a single cerebral development that is in good work- 
ing order. The only solution of the difficulty of convicting a man 
apparent to these attorneys is to grant him absolute freedom. It 
had been thought that Langdon would save his face by adopting 
the course suggested by common sense, and indeed in the first 
flush of anger at being dealt such a severe blow, primal man as- 
serted that "If no one else is convicted. Euef will go to the peni- 
tentiary!" This was the cry of pain, the cry of honesty that was 
wrung from Langdon, according lo the reports of the daily press 
when the blow came that demolished the Spreckels hopes. But 
it was not the Spreckels programme, and it took but a few hours 
for a change to come in the prosecution's affairs. It is, after all, 
immaterial to the prosecution that this arch-villain be punished. 
It is not material that any Supervisor be punished. It is not im- 
portant that Schmitz be sent over the bay. There is but one thing 
that is important to Mr. Spreckels. He must have Calhoun. Tt 
was Calhoun who stood in the way of the Spreckelses when Un- 
wanted to grab all the street franchises, when they and their 
friends wanted the gas company's street rights, when they wanted 
the electric privileges, when they wished to dominate in all 
things that seemed profitable in the gift of the city of San Fran- 

This is why the prosecution is puzzled. It is trying to buy a 
cat in a bag, and it doesn't know its color. It is betting on the 
pea and the shell game, and it wants the faker to give them in- 
formation as to which pea to bet on. It has had certain horses 
doped, and it does not know which to bank on. It is trying to 
brow-beat the crooked jockey to let it in on his game. It is in a 
mystic maze, and is trying to get the park keeper to lead it out. 
The park keeper is tied hand and foot, and will not move unless 
he is allowed to go free. 

The whole thing would be amusing 
Amusing But Deadly. if it were not deadly. The prosecu- 
tion has brought the people of San 
Francisco to a terrible pass. The calendars of the courts are 
crowded with cases that come to naught. Indictments have been 
brought against men with no purpose but to blast reputations. 
Charges are brought against the indicted with the very evident 
idea to force favorable decisions in future cases. Prisoners are 
being browbeaten and punished on the one hand, and on the other 
hand they are favored and cajoled, and all kinds of condoning 

of alleged felony is going on until the right and the wrong is so 
thoroughly intermingled that it is impossible to tell them one 
from the other. The public mind is befogged. The notions of 
honesty and justice are lost in the mists of legal chicanery and 
everybody is tired of the show. It would be better for Mr. 
Spreckels if he had never entered the game. If it were better 
for Mr. Spreckels, what about the poor, deluded public who have 
been led into believing that this man is a great and whole-souled 
patriot? Ye Gods! What an awakening ! 

The rat crusade is good. A bounty encourages the good 

and discourages the bad. What we need most is a bounty on old 
maids, and old bachelors. The producers are too much in evi- 
dence. Our ancestors relied on war, pestilence or famine to es- 
tablish an equilibrium. Their slogan was "increase and multi- 
ply." Prevention was evidently anything but a favorite measure 
with our grand-daddies. They were solid on the cure, all right. 
Mr. Roosevelt's theory is refuted by the insane asylum, the 
penitentiary, the soup kitchen. Every tramp contradicts him ; 
each pauper shows his error. The arts have never kept pace with 
the workers ; the manufacturers with the manufactured. Bet- 
ter a lack of workers than a surplus. Think of the starving 
children necessary to keep the population anywhere near the 
limit. But the chief factor in multiplication has begun to think. 
Intelligent women are beginning to understand that "any fool 
can have a baby." Old maids and old bachelors should be pen- 
sioned. The paper tells of a man in New York eighty-five years 
old whose last baby was born the day before his last birth-day. 
He was married at seventy-five and this is his fifth child. The 
French have a proverb: A young husband may become a father; 
an old one will become one. 

Congress should enact laws regulating the suffrage to the 

extent that a foreign-born resident may not become entitled to 
the right to vote until after he has lived in the country at least 
ten years. An American boy must remain here for twenty-one 
years before he attains the right of full citizenship. He is better 
able to judge of the fitness of candidates or of American institu- 
tions when he is fifteen years old than the average foreigner after 
he has lived in the United States fifty years. 

The two prisoners at the County Jail have an excellcm 

opportunity now of judging of the beauty of our legal machinery 
in all its branches, and they may compare freedom on the books 
with freedom behind the bars. The slowness with which the 
honorable judges act is something appalling. There are a num- 
ber of cases in our courts so hoary-headed with age that man's 
imagination cannot encompass the limit between the now and 
the then of their birth. 


The many attempts during the past fifty years to improve upon the 
standard of all Infant foods — Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. — 
have been in vain. Eagle Brand is prepared under rigid sanitary condi- 
tions. As an infant food its equal is unattainable. 






No Branch Stores. No Agents. 

Priestley's Cravenettes, English coats-rainproof-sold throughout 
the world. Having a high reputation, it encourages imitation, 
and also counterfeiting. You don't need an umbrella if you 
wear our cravenettes. You won't get soaked — Genuine. 

Every clothes maker can make pants, but very few makers can 
make trousers. The maker who makes "Paragon trousers," de- 
clares "Paragon trousers are art." Weill I he is absolutely right 
about it. "Paragon trousers are art" and fit. We handle nothing 
but "Paragons." We know a good thing when we see it. When 
When you need trousers, try "Paragons." From five to fourteen dollars. 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

January 18, 1908. 


itarg of a iyapeptir 

By tiik Caliph. 

"We are no other than a moving row 

Of magic shapes thai come and go, 
Round with the sun-illumined Lantern 

In midnight by the Master of the Show. 


The quatrain of the old Persian poet kept running through 
my mind as I wandered up the Cliff House beach. The sun had 
jusl set, and a few belated pedestrians were scattered along the 
sands. Three towering walls standing in a blackened waste, and 
dimly discernible amid the gathering gloom indicated the site 
of the old Cliff House. The seaj rocks were but a sombre-look inj 
blot on the horizon, from which the raucous barking of the sea- 
lions was borne to the ear. 

I was sick — sick unto death, sick of the farce called life and 
the fools who play it, and side of myself. I abruptly came to a 
determination that 1 would no longer be a potential unit of 

"that moving row 
Of magic shapes that come and go." 

An old man, unshaven and unkempt in his tattered rags, solic- 
ited me for the fare to get "home," and I gave it to him. I 
watched him disappear into the glare of the saloon and knew 
that he had not far to go. A woman, a creature of beauty, yet 
unmistakably a bird of prey, greeted me as I passed her, and 
receiving no reply, kept on. The thought of the city I had just 
left, and whose heart-throbs I could yet feel, nauseated mi'. lis 
ceaseless struggle after a point of vantage called money, dis- 
gusted me — perhaps because 1 had proven one of the weakest 
participants in that struggle. 

I resolved to die, to sleep, reckless as to disturbing dreams, 
and content to let the morrow, if there was one. take care of il- 
self. The shrieking of the wind and the hammering of the 
breakers on the sands seemed to be already rendering a thunder- 
ous in memoriam. I felt a new sense of importance, and my 
nerves tingled with pleasure as \ thought of (he adventures with 
which I might meet on my unknown journey. I flattered myself 
that I was about to hold intercourse with the intellectual aris- 

tocracj "I' ihi' ages. The cult of the present day I despised as 
the degenerate offspring of noble sires — Lilliputians, floundering 
in the exuberance ^l' a diluvial redundancy. 

Walking over In the saloon. 1 met my quondam beggar — the 
old man — hilariously drunk. Be uazed at me with watery eyes, 
and remarked that 1 was a good fellow, whereupon I oi 
refreshments and reduced him to a slate of vacuous imbecility. 
I looked outside. A faint phosphorescence where the breakers 

rushed to destruction outlined the beach. A continuous thunder 

resounded from the impact, A fo« stars, twinkling hetwi 
formless masses of drifting fog, lent an added grandeui 
scene. Fil night, I thought, for the departure of a soul to the 
stage of existence. The policeman eyed me keenly as 1 
tragically strode oul of tin- place in the darkness. Wha 

I ? He was but a palpitating mass of flesh and blood, whose in- 
tellectual horizon was bounded by the effort of drawing his pay. 
The wind nearly swept me off my feet, until I finally climbed 
a great rock, and finding a sheltered niche, sat down. I deter- 
mined to leave this life smoking, in order to be prepared for all 
emergencies, and lit a cigar. I smoked another and another, 
till I finally fell into a semi-doze, from which I was awakened 
by the waters racing round my feet. I looked around. Great 
Scott ! the rising tide had cut me off. Betwixt my abiding place 
and the shore, a swirling foamy mass of water swelled and re- 
ceded. Again, as I caught a glimpse of its angry swirling 
foam-teeth, I felt my heart sink within me. Taking off my 
clothes, I plunged in with the desperation of despair. The under- 
tow drew me back a dozen times. The incoming swell dashed me 
on the sand and picked me up again, until finally, more dead 
than alive, I struggled beyond its reach. An astounded saloon- 
keeper sold me his word to keep "mum," and an old suit of 
clothes for fifty dollars, and my wife, after trying all the threats, 
tears, insinuations and cajoleries common to the sex, in order 
to unravel the mystery of my appearance, has seemingly given if 
up. I know better, however. It is only a question of time before 
I shall have to capitulate to the ceaseless and senseless cross- 

While believing that in some respects the paroling of 

convicts is a good thing, I cannot see the justice in letting W. 
A. McKowen out of prison. He is the smooth article who, while 
secretary to the Board of Regents of the University of Califor- 
nia, embezzled $53,000. In the first place, his sentence was only- 
six years, where it should have been at least twenty. He went 
to San Qucntin in February, 1904, and as a consequence, has 
been there only four years. Having influential friends, he was 
able to secure his parole. There is many a man in San Quen- 
tin to-day who is serving a far longer sentence for a lesser crime 
— the embezzling of a few dollars, the stealing of a suit of clothes 
or something of small value. 1 am not saying that these sen- 
tences are too harsh, but it looks as though there is room for a 
protest against the sentences of the big offenders being made ton 
light. There is nothing in particular to recommend McKowen 
to mere.. II ibility, making enough 

money to keep him decently. It was the race track that proved 
his downfall, as it has that of hundreds of others. The long 
newspa . the allum 

bail their influence mi McKowen. He plunged 
!-t found himself swamped 
M-nl to prison. This is no particular excuse for him, but it is 
an illustration of the temptation and danger that Confront* 

n the community. It would be extremely interesting to go 
through court records and find out just how many men have gone 
to pri- 'unt of the track. The list would be an ap- 

palling one. 


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f reparations itfnr War 

Certain newspapers seem to be desirous of creating the impres- 
sion that this country is getting itself in shape for war with the 
Japanese empire. It is impossible to imagine a more criminal 
crusade than that which would have for an objecl the creation of 
conditions that would precipitate a war with any friendly nation. 

It has been disclaimed by the Governments of both nations 
that there is any friction in negotiations, and certainly Japan has 
everything to gain by peaceful methods, and very much to lose 
by war. We are in not a much better shape, and the executive 
will not lightly rush into conditions that would in any way make 
for war. Japan is poor at the present time, and Japan has no 
desire for war. but the constant nagging of the American press 
may make the unreliable and volatile Japanese mob clamor for 
war by creating such a feeling in this country as to bring on riots 
similar to those in vogue in Britsh Columbia. 

The fact that the fleet has been despatched to the Pacific by 
the President is a simple method of precaution. The -hipping of 
guns to the Philippines is in the regular programme of the War 
Department fortifications board. The fortifying of Hawaii was 
dcvbled on at the close of the Spanish-American war. The im- 
provements around the bay of San Francisco and at Sau Diego 
and other ports is necessary work, and would be in order if 
Japan were not in existence. The preparations for clothing an 
emergency army are in line with remedying the mistakes of the 
past is part of a programme decided on long ago, When the 
Spanish war came upon us, like a burst of rain out of a summer 
sky. we were woefully unprepared to meet any conflict, and it was 
onhy by dint of herculean efforts that we overcame our deficien- 
cies. We spent treasure like water, and the army contractors 
waxed fat. The poor workmanship and the worse material bad 
to be accepted because our troops were practically naked. Our 
armament was deficient; there were only a very limited number 
of modern rifles on hand with which to arm the troops, and the 
field artillery was 'way behind the times. As far as the navy is 
concerned, there were no coaling stations, and no means for re- 
pairing ships at sea or at foreign stations. Since the Spanish- 
American war the General Staff has labored incessantly to remech 
these defects as far as they relate to the army. In the medical 
department of the army there was the lack of all kinds of appli- 
ances, and the most common remedies were not easily at band. 
One great deficiency was uncovered during the last war, and that 
was that we were without adequate facilities for storing war 
material at San Francisco, and one object of the General Staff 
since then has been the acquisition of land at Fort Mason for 
transport docks and the building of an immense war warehouse. 

This improvement should now be under way. but lor the un- 
timely interference of the United States District Attorney's office 
at San Francisco, but that's another story. The insistent de- 
mand made on Congress to allow an increase in the army so as in 
provide a full complement lor the eoasi defenses is only a wise 
precaution that would be taken under conditions of the mosl pro- 
found peace. Outside of a few hair-brained idiots who would like 
to burn the Chinese or the Japanese at the stake because they are 
thrifty and industrious, there is no great hue and cry about the 
Orientals in San Francisco at the present time. 

As far as Japan is concerned, if we are to lake the word of 
her ministers or such cultured gentlemen as Mr. Siuzo llavashi. 
she does not desire war. She wishes to develop Manchuria anil 
Korea, and to this end has provided a company capitalized at 
$100,000,000. Japan is not at all anxious to develop in her peo- 
ple the desire for war. She wishes to conquer the Orient by 
peaceful means, by the development of her arts and her com- 
merce, and the creation of great trade centers, and we should 
lie the last to deny her this supremacy, if achieved by means as 
fair as those employed in our own invasion of England. Canada 
and Europe. Mr. Hayashi says, in the January Overland 
Monthly, that "Japan has no desire that her >ons and daughters 
should emigrate to a white man's country when the vast unten- 
anted fields of Manchuria beckon and Korea calls for the devel- 
opment of her mines and her timber. Certainly, no Western 
nation would wantonly quarrel with Japan! No Western nation 
would designedly aim to make it impossible for its money to 
earn the reward of investment in Japanese Government guar- 

anteed bonds? In many respects, the Japanese is a better man 
than his white critic, lie asks to lie allowed to work out his 

destiny, in anticipate the future, unhampered by the religious 
myths ami beliefs the Occident is mi quickly casting away as 
useless, and in be recognized as tbe equal of his fellow man, brain 
for brain, caste fur caste, individual Eor individual. Don't be 
afraid. We wish In trade with, and be friends tn. our honorable 

neighbors. — Sayonara." 

This testimonial is the feeling expressed by all educated Jap- 
anese. It is (be idea that prevails among her diplomatists. The 
mob sometimes asserts its sway, and, in fact, lias asserted its sway 
in bulb countries, but any newspaper assistance to the combative 
cries nf the greal unwashed in unholy compact with the army 
contractors and the dealers in war materials, is to he deprecated. 


The airship will be the battleship of the future, according to 
Charles J. filidden. the well-known tourist and automobile en- 
thusiast. Mr. (iliddeii writes thai the comparatively inexpensive 
airship will soon do away with the navies of the world. An air- 
ship of the Count Zeplin pattern can carry ten men and remain 
in the air ten hours. A ship of this class can be built for fifty 
thousand dollars, and if the present mode of warfare is carried on 
by the powers, il would not require more than three airships to 
defend the Philippines, and as many more for Hawaii and the 
Pacific Coast. These airships could sail out a few miles at sea 

and n 1 the incoming licet of .the enemy and quickly destroy 

it. Nothing can interfere with the air fleet but a licet of the 

same kind. The entire coast nf the United Stabs could be de- 
fended with one hundred airships and one thousand men againBl 
any fleet that finals mi any water. The nations are beginning to 
realize the worth of such a proposition, and are ordering or mak- 
ing preparations for these air fleets. Germany is now organizing 
a large airship navy for war purposes which can defend its own 
country, or destroy all Europe. England ami France are work- 
ing on similar lines, and the United States is calling for bids for 
dirigibles. Mr. Glidden says that the progress of aerial naviga- 
t ma I'm- the year 1908 will astonish the world, and before the close 
of the year, many who are now dizzy looking down one hundred 
feet will be using I lie balloon for pleasure trips. 

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''Weber no Mood dut Pfaasure? ' 

~X3oib Wc&sr 

Frank Daniels, the roly-poly comedian, is nothing if not frank 
— and that doesn't go for a merry jest, either. Mr. Daniels, who 
is coming to the Van Ness for two weeks, beginning January 
20th, in Charles Dillingham's production of "The Tattooed 
Man." was asked the other day if he likes comic opera. 

'."Everybody asks me that," he. said, "and I don't hem, haw or 
hesitate a moment when I say I do. Perhaps the reason I like 
comic opera is because it appears to like me. A little mutual ad- 
miration goes a long way toward making the dual association 
pleasant. The public seems to approve of the combination, also, 
which is gratifying in more ways than one. It encourages the 
artist, satisfies the manager and augments the treasury, a most 
contentful condition all around. 

"While comic opera has its compensations, it also entails many 
anxieties and much hard work. I have been at it a good many 
years now, and speak understandingly and from experience when 
I say that the grand opera star and the legitimate tragedian 
know nothing of the labors, doubt, and worry that are part of the 
life of their confreres in the light musical field or in the modern 

"In grand opera, the singers have only their voices to think 
of. The music that they sing and the vehicle in which they ap- 
pear have stood the tests put upon them long ago. There is never 
any uncertainty about the opera. That has already been ap- 
proved. The same statement applies to the actor who appears 
in legitimate drama. He has no experiments to make, or, to 
lake a sordid view of the matter, no royalties to pay. He and 
the grand opera singer are in the same blissful boat. 


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Adolph Zinlr. the famous Lilliputian comedian, who will ap- 
pear next week at the Orpheum. 

"The aeior who | Lxices something new. however, and the 

comic opera star who is interested and appears in an original 
production, have not only lo think of their own work, but of 
how the public will take their play and the way they play it. 
The strain of an opening night in a new piece is something no 
one can app ,|l; who has nut bail such a responsibility weigh 

upon him. The uncertainty, however, hat Qfl, and 

the reward of Bin at. 1 have experienced it many times, 

and that is why 1 like com 

• * * 
In order to fittingly commemorate the firsl anniversary of the 
present Orpheum, which takes plan' next week, a programme of 
tonal excellence will i ginning with this Sun- 

day afternoon. It will !»• headed by those gifted comedians, John 
('. Rice and Sally Cohen, who will present tii 
comedy specially written for them by It. It. Winslow, entitled 

■Ian: The Blvi I 

Theatre, commi i 







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Agents Pacific C 

San Francisco 



January 18, 1908. 

"A Bachelor's Wife.*' It is highly spoken of, and may be relied 
upon to furnish great enjoyment. The visits of Miss Cohen an I 
Mr. Eiee are always looked forward to with pleasure, for these 
artists represent what is best in their line of acting, and their 
efforts are always marked by conscientiousness and the strictesl 
attention to detail. Sydney Dean & Company will be important 
factors in the coming bill. They will appear in their greal East- 
ern vaudeville hit, "Christmas on BlackwelFs Island." It in- 
troduces a quartette of prisoners, each of whom is confined in :i 
cell. They are all musically gifted, and as they peer through the 
bars of their cages, they indulge in witty repartee and amusing 
songs. Adolph Zink, the famous Lilliputian comedian, will 
appear in a character song specialty with moving picture effect. 
As a vaudeville entertainer, Zink is said to lie at his best. Geiget 
and Walter will introduce their latest musical novelty, "In the 
Streets of Italv." 

Frank- Dunuls in the new comic opera, "Tin: Taitoed Man,'' 
at the Van Ness Theatre, comment in;/ -Ian tuny 20th. 

Frank Daniels, whose picture is given in t his week's Xews 
Letter, is without a question the most popular comic opera star 
in America to-day. He comes to the Van Ness Theatre Monday 
night for an engagement of two weeks. The funny man and his 
supporting company, under the managemenl of Charles Dil- 
lingham, who so recently sent us Fritzi Seheff in "M'lle Modiste," 
will present the latest work by Victor Herbert and Harry B. 

Smith, called "The Tatooed Man."" This is the second seas 

the piece, and from all accounts the comedian has never had a 
more amusing vehicle for the display of his fun provoking tal- 
ents than this one. The opera is in two acts, and the locale is in 
Persia. The scenes, which are said to be of more than usual mag- 
nificence, represent the courtyard of the Shah's palace, ad a 
Persian rose garden, with its atmosphere suggestive of palms'and 
perfume. Mr. Daniels plays the role of Omar Khayyam, Jr., 
poet, astrologer and weather proph it, and his sobriquet of "The 
Tattooed Man" is due to the presence en his neck of a i 
mark in the form of the Bcarabscus, or Persian sacred beetle. 
Around this wondrous thing the fun of the play revolves, and 
there is fun galore. 

* * * 

Tolstoi's great story, ""Resurrection,'" has never been given 
better dramatic treatment than it is receiving at the New Alcazar 
Theatre this week. While the work of Thais Lawton as Maslova 
is pronounced by press and public a splendid exhibition of emo- 
tional acting, every one else in the big east contributes to the 
general success, ami tin staging is both elaborate and realistic. 

"The Boys of Company I'.." which is to be the New Alcazar's 
offering next week, was w-ritfen by Rida Johnson Young, author 
of "Brown of Harvard," and is said to be even funnier than that 

famous laugh-maker. It was played throughout the East last 
season by a New York company headed by Arnold Daly and af- 
terwards by Jack Barrymore. The characters are modern 
American young men and women, and the plot is ingeniously 
woven and logically unraveled, some of the situations being al- 
most Earcical in their complicated ludierousness. Moreover, the 
stage pictures are made unusually pretty by rural scenery and 
thi mingling of soldier's nniiorms with bright summer gowns. 
It i s needless to say that the scenic possibilities will he made the 
most of by the New Alcazar's corps of artists. In the cast will 
he all the favorite- and many extra people. 

* * * 

James 'I'. Powers, supported by an extraordinary cast and 
.■horns, will he seen at the Xovelts Theatre for two weeks com- 
mencing Monday evening, January 20th. in the English 
comedy success, "The Blue Moon." Harold Ellis, Percy Green- 
bank, Paul Rubins and Howard Talbot were the original collabo- 
rators, I'nt as the musical comedy was Americanized for the New 
York Casino, when' it ran Eor a year with Mr. Powers, others 
have had a hand in it. The final result is :i -how of familiar 
ind, ami of particulai excellence. The "Blue Moon concerns" 
regiment of British soldiers who are stationed in British 
India, a locality renowned lor it- mysteries and Oriental splen- 
dor. Tin- "Blue Moon" i- thi | tical name given to a Burmi - 

girl. This role is made secondary in order to give Towers full 
scope foi fun in the role of the comic bandmaster. What is in- 
deed a notable company bas been gathered by the Messrs. Shu- 
herts in supporl of their star, numbering among its names some 

of the best known people in the musical coi ly held, while rwo 

at least have won a large Following in vaudeville. 

* * * 

fzetia Jewel was the star at the Wigwam Eor the pasl week. 
She gave a sketch entitled "Solving the Problem," with unusual 
ability, and is hilled for Oakland in the same specialty for the 
week to come. Miss Jewel is a great San Francisco favorite, 
and the public is always sure to Bock al any performance in 
which she has a part She has youth, enthusiasm, beauty and 
cleverness, and above all, a tin.- discrimination and jovial good 

sense, and is deal hied to a great future. 

* * * 

The Minetti String Quartette, that splendid and well-known 
musical aggregation of talented artists, is to give a series of four 
chamber concerts or recitals at Century Sail. The lirst of these 
is io take pla i Ja nuary 31st ai 3 p. m. The prog ramme ar- 
ranged Eor this occasion is as follow-: Mo/an Quartel in <!. Rub- 
instein 'Cello Sonata in A. Schumann Quartel in A. The 
Minetti's will be assisted by Mrs. Alice Bacon, from Washington, 

as accompanist. 

* * * 

. Viola Verne, the pianist, ha- captured Los Angeles by storm. 

* * * 

'fhe Greater Norris and Rowe circus and hippodromi 
playing to large and enthusiastic audiences daily al tin- Audi- 
torium, which is located at the corner of Page and Fillmore 
streets. The engagcmenl of the No is and Rowe i inns in this 
city is to be an indefinite one. and it is the intention of the 

manage nl to change the acts from time to time to present thi 

-i and best acts from the leading hippodromes and circuses 
of the world. Among the artists there are seen in the programnn 
that they are presenting the famous Peerless Potters, a band of 
aerialists which was the leading feature of the Baraum and 
Bailey circus: the Herzog horses, which came to the Norris and 
Rowe circus direct from in extended engage ut at the Hippo- 
drome, .New York City: the Suigomoto familj of Japanese per- 
formers; the McDonald family of bicyclists; the fi >us Cas- 

tellos; the Orton family: Rose Dockrill, the beautiful bareback 
rider: Mile. Fini. Miss Castello, Nellie King, equestriennes; 
George Holland. Frank Miller, Austin King. John Deere, bare- 
back and somniet'sault riders. There are over 100 Eamous circus 
performers with the show. The display of horses and horseman- 
ship i- the linesl i ,-i r seen in (his city. The trained animal acts 
are new and novel. 

A luscious English mutton chop ami a juicy broiled steak 

have long heen rarities in this city. The Vienna Cafe, formerly 
of 200 Kearny street, now at 1014 \ an Ness avenue, has added a 
grill to their cuisine, and a special feature has bi 
English mutton chops and juicy steaks broiled to a tn 
the Vienna Cafe instantly more popular than ever. 

January 18, 1908. 



(Ei?e Nn Nam? $ n?m 

In reply to the request of the many readers of the News Letter 
who have written on the subject, the News Letter announces thai 
the following names have been suggested: "Grim Destiny," "The 
Path to the Laurel," "The Weaving of the Hay, - ' "The Path to 
the Wreath," "The Way to the Calvary," "Consolation," "The 
Higher Law," "The Common End." "The Trail to the Crown," 
"The Sweetest Philosophy," "Balm for the Sensitive," "The 
Despair of All," "The Way of the Cross," "The Perfect Way," 
"'A Blessed Understanding," "TJnfathomed." 

The replies received would indicate that the poem and its sen- 
timent conveyed a widely divergent tune to its every hearer. To 
some it was dark, forbidding and held no hope, and to others it 
was a Minding light and a cheerful monitor. 

There has been a great deal of curiosity about the author. He 
is a well known journalist of San Francisco. The News Letter 
is I he recipient of the following lines from his pen in explanation 
of the title he gave this really fine piece of work: 

San Francisco, January 10. 1908. 

Editor News Letter — In reference to the poem, "What is the 
Use?" and in explanation of the title, I wish to say that, the 
lines were intended as a response to the query of the pessimistic 
and discouraged, and that they were suggested by a picture which 
represents a skull surmounting a book, while lying near are a bag 
of gold and a laurel wreath. Underneath the picture is the cap- 
tion, "What's the Use?" 

Respectfully yours, 

ROBERT C. Johnson. 

The year's subscription is alloted lo the anonymous writer 

who sent in the title "On the 'frail of the Crown." Who is it? 


As a frontispiece to this week's issue of I he News Letter wo 
present a splendid illustration of the interior of the American 
National Bank. Every large hank in San Francisco was made 
homeless by the fire of April, 1906. All resumed business within 
a few weeks on their old sites, using temporary buildings and 
IMiires. and most of them arc still in these temporary quarters. 

An exception is the American National Bank, which 
months ago completed the refitting of its quarters in the Mer- 
chants' Exchange Building, on California street The fixtures are 
of Italian marble and old bronze, and the furniture ol 
mahogany. Every detail has been provided for tin' accommoda- 
tion of customers and the facilitating of business, ami it would 
lie hard lo find a hanking 'house combininj 
convenience of arrangement with harmony of decoration. The 
American National is one of the strong institutions of San 
Francisco, having cash resources of more than fifty per 
lis deposit Liabilil ies. 

Mr. George W. Caswell, of this city, is in receip 

tication from P. S. Stratton, I ollectoi oi u P that Caswell 
has been appoint) 1 one ol a Bo Exp o me 
New York City on January 87th. The I nited 9 Bo 
Tea Experts convenes annually al \>» York du tng I v month 
of January ot February, ["he On [States Board of Tea Ex- 
perts is composed mem ie - • > I from the tea trade 

of the I nited States in I following manner: i City, 

two; Chicago, two; Boston, one: Philadelphia, one: and San 
Fran< is< o, one. The ohjY, j to fix Btandi 

regulate the importation of teas into this country in accordance 

he act of Congress dated March '.'. 189V, thereby h 
out all impure and inferior teas. Mr. Caswell has taken thi 
of office for his second term as a member of the United S 
Hoard of Tea Experts, a position which is very mn 
all over the Cnil " . anil will ;hin a 

few da vs. 



Week beginning this Sunday afternoon, January xq. 
Matinee every day. 

John C. Rict- and Sall\ Culn-n, in "A I'.n In -l.»i \ Wi !,■;" Swim-v Deane and Co. 
presenting "Christmas on Blackwell's Island;" Adolph Zink; Geiger and Walters; 
Mullen and Corelli; Immans' Dogs; Foster and Foster; New Orpheum Motion Pic- 
tures and last week of Manello-Marnitz Troupe. 

Evening prices — 10c, 25c, 50c, and 75c Box seats, $1, 

Matinee Prices (except Sundays and Holidays), 10c, 25c. and 50c. 

Phone West 6000. 

Novelty Theatre ° 



Two weeks beginning Monday, January 20th. Matinee Saturday only. 
The well known favorite 

in the international musical comedy hit 

Two years in London. An entire season al the New York Casino. 
Elaborate stage effects. Great cast. 

Van Ness Theatre 



UOTTLOB. MARX & CO., Propa. and M*r». Phone Market 500 

Two weeks beginning Monday, January 20th. Charles Dillingham will present 

in Victor Herbert and Harry B. Smith's comic opera 

Matinees Saturday only. Seats $2.00 to 50c. 

New Alcazar Theatre 



11 '1 Managers. 

Absolutely "Class A" BuildinK 

Forty-fifth week, the new Alcazar Stock Company 

Week commencing Monda\ , lanuarj ao. First time in San Francisco of the Mili- 
tary comedy 

By the author of "Brown of Harvard" 

Prices — Kvi-nint;, J5 rents to $1; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 

25 cents to 50 cents. 
Monday. January 37— Dorothy Vernon <>f Haddon Hall. 

Auditorium Hippodrome 



This afterna night at -8:15. 

The P 'otters, Herxog's High s. Comedy Elephants. 

The H ' troupe. The Ml istellos, Famous Orion Family, aj 

Famous Clowns, Ex< Itlng Events. The M'Donald Family. The Cele- 
brated Perry Troupe, Arabian Acrobats and Gun Spinners. Suigomotu Family, end 
Many other Famous Acts. 
Prices. 25c, 50c and 75c. Phone, Park imj. 


Organist of St. Dominic's Church, and the Temple Sheiith Israel. 

Teacher of Singing. Pianoforte. Organ. Harmony and Composition. 

New Studio — 2517 California Street. 

Hours. 10 to 12, nnd 2 to 4 dally, except Saturdays. 

School Folks' Announcement 

Beatrice Fairfield ol Berkeley. California, is the winner of the January 
contest, under the department: 

Places of Interest I Have Visited in the West 

with an article entitled: "Sonoma Geyeers.'" It will appear tn the Janu- 
ary number with several tine illustrations. School Folks Magazine will 
he on sale at this office after January 21 It you 

want one speak early. The February Contest is now open under the 
same department s J send in your manuscript at once. 

School Folks Publishing Co. 

William. Bids.. S. E. Cor. Third and Mission Si... Sap. 

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January 18, 1908. 

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••■:-....■■--■ .ifl 

"The most powerful fleet ever assembled under one flag" is 
the common description of the fleet now on the way to the Pacific 
Ocean under command of Bear-Admiral Eobley D. Evans. It is 
not. Only a vear ago. King Edward VII reviewed a fleet of the 
Britisli Navy which was much more powerful. The British Chan- 
nel squadroi alone is more powerful, when all its ships are mo- 
bilized, which is done about once a year. So much for contem- 
poraneous fleets. Often, in years gone by. fleets of vessels, meas- 
ured by the naval architecture of their times, have been assem- 
bled under one flag, which exceeded in power Evans's fleet, al- 
though, of course, none of these old wooden fleets could stand 
before a single one of Evans's battleships for half an hour, li 
would be more correct to say that no sixteen battleships possessed 
by any foreign power save Great Britain, would be as formidable 

as the sixteen battleships under Evans's command. 

* * * 

The criticisms of Henry Eeuterdahi — which are merely the ex- 
pressions of opinion of a small clique of naval officers — may be 
narrowed down and their true significance described in a few 
words. His chief criticism is, that our new battleships are liable 
to serious danger in action by reason of the fact that their hand- 
ling rooms and magazines are directly beneath the turrets, 
whence sparks may fall below into great quantities of powder. 
He thinks it better to have the handling rooms and magazines 
moved away for a distance, to obviate this danger. Other things 
being equal, such an arrangement, which is widely adopted 
abroad, would be eminently desirable, but other things are not 
equal. The additional protection against accident which his sug- 
gested arrangement would bring would be secured at the expense 
of rapid firing in action. Ammunition may be served much more 
rapidly from directly beneath the turrets than from a lateral dis- 
tance from them. This was all duly considered by the designers 
of our battleships, who decided that it is better to retain the dan- 
ger of accident in order to insure rapidity of fire. It is the old 
dispute between the offensive and the defensive schools of naval 
officers. The designers of our battleships believe, with Earragut, 
that the best defense against an enemy's guns is "a rapid, well- 
directed fire from your own."' The school finding a mouthpiece 
in Beuterdahl, believes more in defending yourself than in hurt- 
ing the enemv. 

* * * 

I know Jackson Hatch, and he appealed to me as one of the 
most affable and polished of men. In my opinion, every man 
has his weak moment. There are times when temptation, like 
flattery, is going to get its work in. Man is no worse than he 
was ; on the contrary, better. He didn't steal so much as he 
does because there was fewer of him and less for him to steal. 
Familiarity breeds contempt! custom half justifies. The plun- 
dering of estates in our country has been dignified by practice. 
If all the men who had robbed their wives, mothers, brothers, 
sisters, wards and clients, were in jail, there would be a marked 
falling off in our voting list. Sometimes an estate is settled 
honestly, but sometimes any old exception bobs up. Men who 
would die before they picked a stranger's pocket are such suck- 
ers for orthodox precedent that where a parent's estate is in 
question, they confound honesty with eccentricity, and steal to 
beat the band. In sympathizing with Hatch, let us drop a tear 
for those whom he has beggared. Yet. strictly speaking, one 
who surrends his power of attorney deserves, well, not what 
he gets, but what he loses. There may be some men impreg- 
nable to temptation, but the man who risks being tempted is a 


* * * 

Do you ever ponder on what science has done the last century? 
Compare Evans's fleet of steel monsters, armed with guns of 
ten mile range, with the old castelated wind-jammers loaded 
with pitiful pop-guns that met at Trafalgar. The "Victory." 
Nelson's flagship, is about twenty-five hundred tons. She car- 
ried a thousand men and one hundred and twenty cannon. The 
men lived on salt junk and weevilly biscuit. Scurvy was com- 
mon : sailors were stripped and flogged for trifles. Every ship 
was a floating hell commanded by a faithful emulator of the 

H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street. 

Importer gf Fine Novelties, cTWaker if Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty". 

devil. Evans's flagship is about twelve thousand tons, carrying 
about five hundred men, who live on everything good. But 1 
fancy they made a mistake when they discontinued serving out 
grog. No sooner is a crew given liberty than every man-Jack, 
considering himself in arrears to drunkenness, proceeds to es- 
tablish an equilibrium. Do you know the origin of "grog?" A 
hundred and fifty years ago. Admiral Vernon, who wore a gro- 
gram coat and from it was called by the seamen "Old Grog," 
began the custom of serving out daily rations of rum in the Eng- 
lish navy. Washington's brother, who served under him, named 
his Virginia plantation after him. Our George inherited the 

* * * 

We hear nothing from Father Vorke. "Why art thou cast 
down, oh. my soul, and why so disquieted within me." A Catho- 
lic acquaintance told me that if Yorke had "allayed with some 
cold drops of modesty"' his galloping imagination and runaway 
tongue, he would now be a Bishop. I wish they would make him 
Pope, if he would stay where Popes stay. For if any object ever 
contracted chronic enchantment with distance and dissipated it 
with propinquity, Peter is it. Apropos of this, the American 
colony in China seems to be in the throes of a pious convulsion. 
The judge of the Consular Court has been charged with religious 
discrimination. I neither know nor care about the merits in 
the case. But this we all know: when other pretexts for a row 
fail, fanatics are ever ready to fan the old religious spark smoul- 
dering in the hearts of the majority. Boosevelt is besieged for 
the judge's removal and protection. The Chinese must be edified 
by this Catholic-Protestant row. The Turks keep a guard at the 
Holy Sepulchre to prevent Christians from mutual murder. 
"Grace, 'tis a Charming sound," and all the spare time Chris- 
tians can spare from converting and killing heathen, they de- 
vote to what an old country preacher denominated : "Skism of 

the durndest kind." 

* * * 

From a private letter from Washington, D. C. I learn that 
after the completion of the target practice in Magdalena Bay. 
the sixteen battleships of Admiral Evans's fleet, to which the 
Nebraska will lie added, will proceed to San Francisco, via San 
Diego, in company with the eight armored cruisers Washington, 
Tennessee. Maryland. West Virginia. Colorado, Pennsylvania. 
California and South Dakota, and the protected cruisers St. 
Louis. Charleston and Milwaukee. It is said to be the intention 
to have this great fleet of 28 big fighting ships, together with the 
torpedo flotilla and the auxiliaries, steam through the Golden 
Gate in fleet formation and anchor simultaneously in San Fran- 
cisco Bay. It will surely be an imposing sight. 

* * * 

Place not too great faith in the X-ray photograph. Everybody 
knows that ordinary photography is liable to many freaks, bui 
there has been a sort of absolute confidence in the X-ray photo- 
graph which is not placed in the ordinary kind, although tin' 
X-ray is open to the same eccentricities. A few days ago I saw 
an X-ray photograph of a man's shoulder which indicated a frac- 

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One on O'Farrell at, Fillmore 
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.Tanuahy 18, 1908. 



ture of the humerus. Yet there was no fracture of any kind and 
never had been. The man's arm was perfectly pliable and strong. 
Of course, there was some movement, or some defect, in the 
negative or the apparatus, which caused the curious delusion. 
Had the evidence of the X-ray photograph alone been taken seri- 
ous trouble might have ensued. 

The Coadjutor elect to San Francisco's Arch-bishop is being 
interpellated by the Cardinalate because of "Modernism." Poor 
man, he thought he had the right to an original idea. 

* * * 

Judging by the antics in our courts, by opposing attorneys, it 
is not one of the necessities to a legal education to have a knowl- 
edge of rhetoric. It would appear that most of the so-called 
"learned counsel" have graduated via the punching bag. As our 
judges are graduates from the bar, it is no small wonder that 
they are, most of them, on the frowsy blink. 

* * * 

Thaw is to be proven insane by the testimony of all his best 
friends, the family physician, the minister, his wife, his mother 
and his chauffeur. Matteawan Asylum looks good to him. There 
is no doubt that he is a degenerate, but it is a wide step from thai 
to irresponsible insanity. It is a pity some of his disreputable 
friends in California cannot be locked up at the same time. 
Every effort is being made to prevent the evidence being intro- 
duced to prove that the suggestion to shoot White came from one 
of Thaw's companions. This individual, who fled as soon as 
there was danger of apprehension, is now in Bakersfield. It 
would be an easy matter for District Attorney Jerome to arrest 

him as an accomplice. 

* * * 

Here are some of the things that Frank Daniels says in the 
course of "The Tattoed Man," which diverting specimen Charles 
Dillingham will bring to the Van Ness for two weeks, beginning 
January 20th : 

"Uneasy lies the tooth that wears a crown." 

"I have taken the gold cure so many times that when I die, 
don't cremate me — have me assayed." 

"I met a man last evening who certainly had the Yale lock 
off his spending money." "What did you spend?" "Oh, I spent 
a pleasant evening." 

"Won't you eat something?" "I'd like to, but I can'l spare 
the room." 

"You were out with some friends last night?" "Yes; I re- 
member three of them — Old Crow, Old Hennessv and Obi Tom 


Do you remember when we danced long ago; 

The old-fashioned steps when the music was slow? 

The fiddler smiled as he played his tune. 

And, Betty,' your cheeks glowed like roses in June. 

Your brown hair and eyes with sunbeams were lit. 
Your wide-ruffled skirts were lifted a bit. 
And out peeped youi slipper with coquettish bow : 
Your low bodice slipped — gleamed a bosom like snow. 

You modestly glanced o'er your quaint little fan. 

And courtsied quite lew when the musi began; 
A> you daintily tripped, the hours fairly new, 

My heart's door was open — you danced right through. 

Kathkrixk Da* Botn. 

It is quite difficult to ascertain whether Crothers and 

Older are in the business of running a newspaper or whether 
they run a libel uttering and ust. 

E. B. Courvoisier, 1874 Sutter street, bet. Van X 

Franklin, frame-maker. Estimates on your re-gilding. 


In the dim chamber whence but yesterday 

Passed my beloved, filled with awe I' stand ; 

And haunting Loves fluttering on every hand 

Whisper her praises who is far away. 

A thousand delicate fancies glance and play 

On every object which her robes have fanned, 

And tenderest thoughts and hopes bloom and expand 

In the sweet memory of her beauty's ray. 

Ah ! could that glass but hold the faintest trace 

Of all the loveliness once mirrored there, 

The clustering glory of the shadowy hair 

That framed so well the dear young angel face; 

But no, it shows my own face, full of care, 

And my heart is her beauty's dwelling place. 

— John Hay. 

Regularly once a week Cortelyou is reported as having re- 
signed. This time, it is said, to be for keeps. Thank God ! 

Sparks of Nevada seems to be either on the griddle or 

in the fire. Come to think of it, that's the nature of sparks ! 

We are rapidly degenerating into a nation of scandal- 
mongers and gossipers. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post 

have opened at corner of California and Polk streets. 


A. F. Martel. President; E. C. Dudley. Vice-President; W. S. Upham. ad Vice- 
President; Herman Lesser. Director; L. 0. Haven. Cashier; C. Martel. Assistant 
Cashier; J. J. Pettee, Cashier; Oliver Ellsworth. Attorney. 


Market Street Bank 

Seventh and Market Streets, San Francisco, Gal. Paid on Saving Accounts as foil owe 


Have one of the mofl convenient Safe Deposit Vaults in the West, renting boxes from $2.50 
per rear and upwards. Ledger,. Trunks and Valuables Stored at Reasonable Rates. 

We laaoe Draft! o. Over 10,000 Foreidn Point! 



Loans on Real Estate Secuntr $828.4 1 3.98 
Demand Loans. Collateral aad 

Personal Security ■ - 1 96.700 00 
Safe Deposit Vaults and Fiitures 43.210 67 
Home Savings Banks - ■ - 9.740.00 

Accrued Interna 2.825 18 

Bonds - - $149,635.40 

Cash on Hand 93.096 72 242.732.12 

$1,322,621 95 


Capital Fully Paid ... $ 109,305 00 
Reserve Fund. Surplus and 

Undivided Profit. - - 37.621.65 

Deposits subiect to check 131.614 67 

Deposit,. Savings and Term not 

subiect to Check - - 1.044.080 63 

$1,322,621 95 

Remain Open for the Co 

of our Depositors Saturday Afternoons and Saturday 
Evenings unbl 8 30 o'clock. 

Something New 

We Sultan Turkish Baths 

624 Post St., occupying 7 story Class- A Building 

cAn European Bathing institute where 
you can have a bath and enjoy every 
comfort <jf the club. 



January 18, 1908. 


The market for Oomstock shares be- 
Local Mining Maekht. gins to look good again to old-time- 
operators. For some days past, 
prices have shown a hardening tendency under a good demand, 
ami the reports from the superintendents were of a nature to 
strengthen the confidence of dealers in the future of the market. 
One of the strongest stocks in the market has been Savage on 
the strength of a report that an important development of ore 
might be expected at any moment. Yellow Jacket is another 
stock which shows strength. The .Superintendent lias just writ- 
ten a letter to the President of the company, which has been pub- 
lished, to the effect that a fine gold ledge has been found close to 
the footwall, from 10 to 18 feet wide. Assays taken for a dis- 
tance of 180 feet along this ledge shows values ranging from 
$3.11 to $14.62 per ton. Of these values. 90 per cent is gold, 
and the rock, which is easily extracted, 'can be worked up to a 
high percentage by simple concentration. The' Superintendent 
goes on to say that the existence of this great gold ledge is 
generally unknown to the public and by its stockholders, which 
is true indeed, although its existence has always been suspected, 
or the people formerly in control would not have guarded the 
mine so closely from outside observers. Col. Deane, a prominent 
broker of the olden time, for years before his death insisted that 
the mine was a lucrative proposition, but he was never able to 
prove his assertion, as all the records of the mine were kept in 
Virginia City, and every one knows how easy it was to get any 
information there if the powers in control were not agreeable. 
This ledge, the present Superintendent says, extends downward 
to the 3,000 level, and some of it, he says, was extracted from 
the 1400 level, and sent to the Carson River mills. He also says 
that with the high expenses then in vogue it was impossible to 
make the ore pay a profit. That mattered little then, either. So 
long as the mill made a profit under the old time system, the 
management lost nothing, especially as the company was assessed 
with due regularity to pay the expense of running the mine. A 
very low grade of gold ore should pay handsome profits, if the 
expenses of mining and milling it are covered by money raised 
from an outside source. Some very interesting developments 

were always expected when the new management run mnl in 

get down to actual work on the mine. It only needs a develop- 
ment in Savage or in some one of the Ward Shaft mines when 
work gets a little further advanced to bring back a number of 
the old-time operators, who still survive the dull times to the 
street, and then watch the fur fly. It will not be another case of 
Goldfield, with its hundred million dollar bonanza, its stock 
hanging around at the mercy of every short seller ready to take 
a hack at it, and dependent upon Eastern buyers for every boost 
it has got on the up grade. 

The Goldfield list still holds firm, but nothing like what it 
ought to be. There seems to be much uncertainty as to the im- 
mediate outcome of the trouble at the mines. The mine owners 
are apparently determined that in the future the tail will not 
wag the dog, but whether they can maintain their position with- 
out more serious trouble remains to be seen. The Legislature 
now in session may do some good, but it will be a surprise should 
they overcome their sympathy with the labor union outfit suffi- 
ciently to give them the worst of it. A strange feature of this 
market is that mines at Manhattan which are milling a fine 
grade of ore are selling for less money than some properties in 
Goldfield which have not yet got a pound of ore in sight, nor so 
far as can be seen any chance of getting/any. A whole lot of 
changes are due in the market for these shares before it ran 
truthfully be said that things are running alright, or are in a 
position that can be termed normal. 

A Satisfactory 

E. J. le Breton was appointed re- 
ceiver of the Safe Deposit Bank din- 
ing the week by Superior Court 
Judge Coffey. The Judge is to be 
congratulated upon his selection. Mr. le Breton has the con- 
fidence and respect of the community, and will be able to give 


San Francisco, Cal. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000.00 

Paid Up Capital 500,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 313,000.00 

Interest at Jk per cent 

the rate of *TF P er annum 

was paid on deposits for six months ending Dec. 31, 1907. 


good satisfaction in a position of thekind, which he is so well 
fitted to fill. The depositors may now feel that their interests 
will be safeguarded, perhaps even better than they could do it 
themselves. Mr. le Breton's bond has been fixed at $1,000,000. 

Lawson No Longed a 

I.'i i mm Kit. 

the fallowing statement: 

A London contemporary says that 
Mr. Thomas W. Lawson, after a 
career as financial philanthropist 
and Wall-street reformer, has issued 
'I have devoted three and a half years 
of my time and some millions of my fortune to a reform work in 
the interests of the public. Beginning January 1st. 1 shall allow 
the public to do their own reforming, and 1 shall devote my time 
and capital e\c lusively to my own business of stock gambling in 
Wall and State streets — particularly Wall street — for the pur- 
pose of recouping the millions I have donated to my public work. 
P. S. — One of the oldest of human laws and as immutable is 
'The devil take the hindmost.". 

Many people on this side of the Atlantic who never had much 
confidence in Lawson's dissertations on the evils of stock gam- 
bling, and were convinced that self-interest was the guiding mo- 
tive of his attacks upon the manipulators of copper and other 
interests in the market, will readily believe that never for a 
moment did he lose sight of the motto he now quotes so glibly. 
He has evidently reached the conclusion that Honesty in Wad] 
street is not always the Best Policy. Neither would it seem that 
reforming jthers had proved a very lucrative undertaking. 

The Spring Valley Water Company 
Still in the Market. seized the opportunity the other 

night at the Merchants' banquet to 
the newly-elected Supervisors, through its representative, to 
again urge the purchase of the plant and the arrival at an agree- 
ment upon its valuation. The directors still carry that "bee in 
their bonnet" and one can't but wonder at their persistence. After 
being mainly responsible for the destruction of the city by the 
fire, they would now insist on foisting their antiquated plant upon 
the city, saddling its financial woes upon the shoulders of the 

Member Stock and Bond Exchange. 

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J. C. WILSON, Broker 


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Manhattan, Comstock, Fair- 
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224 Bmh Street, direct); oppoilte the new San Franolico Stock 
and Exchange Building. We have Inatalled a private wlra con- 
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tax-payers, li i> to be hoped thai the representatives of the 

will have the good sense to turn the proposition down in 

a definite manner al the first opportunity, and spend their money 

for plentiful supply of good, pure water obtained from a source 

which cannot be questioned either as to quantity nor quality. 
That a regime like those which have gone before would have 
aided and abetted the company to carry out its final coup upon 
the public, toward which it has been working for a couple of de- 
cades, is more than possible. Now, under a cleaner administra- 
tion, the chances are not so favorable, and the good moral effect 
of changes which have taken place should bear fruit by 
shelving a scheme of the kind, which is, or should be, beneath 
serious consideration. The millions provided by the city for 
an appropriate water supply for future requirements can be ex- 
pended to much better advantage than in purchasing anything 
the old Spring Valley may have to offer. 

Annua! meetings of the leading 
Banks Elect Officers, hanks of , San Francisco and the elec- 
tion of their officers, were in order 
during the week. 

The following officers were re-elected at the Wells Pargo 
Nevada National Bank: President. I. W. Hellman; vice-presi- 
dent, I. W. Hellman, Jr.: vice-president, P. L. Lipman ; cashier, 
Prank B. King: assistant cashiers, George Grant, W. McGavin 
and E. L. Jacobs; directors, [saias W. Hellman, Charles ,7. 
Deering, Leon Sloss, 0. E. de Guigne, Dudley Evans, E. H. 
Harriman, William Haas, I. W. Hellman, Jr., William F. Her- 
rin, Herbert E. Law, James L. Flood, F. W. Van Sioklen, Percj 
T. Morgan, J. Henry Meyer, P. L. Lipman. 

The Western National Bank re-elected the following officers: 
President, William C. Murdoch; vice-president, F. L. Holland; 
second vice-president, J. K. Prior, .Jr.; cashier, William ('. Mur- 
doch, Jr. ; assistant cashier, George Long ; directors, B. < '. Brow n. 
Charles E. Hansen, F. L. Holland. William ('. Murdoch, Wil- 
liam. C. Murdoch, Jr., James K. Prior. Jr., W. A. Schrock, John 
H. Speck, William T. Wallace. 

The following officers were re-elected al the San Francisco 
National Bank: President, Jas. K. Wilson; vice-president, C. K. 
Mcintosh and William P. Johnson; cashier, F. W. Wolfe; assist- 
ant cashier, C. L. Davis: directors, William Pierce Johnson, 
William J. Dutton, George A. Pope, C. S. Ken. Jin. George U- 
ier NTewhall, W. H. Talbot, 11. D. Morton, C K. Mcli 
.lames K. Wilson. 

The Mechanics' Savings Bank, al its annus ig this 

week re-elected its officers and Board of Director! be follows: 

President, J. O'B. Gunn; vice-presidents, Q ge D 

V. Lyon; cashier, John W. Calkins: d rames J. Pagan, 

P. M. Greenwood, Marshall Hale, George M. Mitchell, Charles 
C. Moore, Henry T. Scott, Henry Van Bergen, W. J. William- 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the American 
National Hank was held in the hanking rooms. Merchan 
change Building, on Tuesday, January llih. By unanimous 
vole, all of i he directors were re-elected, as follows: \\ . 11. 
Louis P, Monteagle, W. II. Chickering, James McNab, I'. E. 
Bowles, Prancis Cutting, Henry J. Crocker, George I'. M 
and B. W. Wilson. Reports of the officers showed that the hank 
In in- 1901 paid its Tl . per cent, and added 

$100,000 of Oi eat )o the surplus fund. 

Tin; Dungeon fob 

I . \ /. M ■ . 

An m • sailor was 

brought red-handed before .i 
ai Redding Be 

i fifty cents ■ hard 

i he was starving, with nowhere to [ay his head. He was 
promptly sentenced to imprii irs in the S 

n. Had he been a gentleman, God save 

nd had absorbed a million or so of other peopled 

hames are that he would have escaped punishment 

f not, a petition would soon be in circulation 

him fie ninement pose ing with his health. 

The San Fran - k and K\- 

Elect Officers. ing during the week, and th 

Office - I tO S 

>tion of 1 
tary. who was - 1 by E. Epstein. T 


of whether it is there or not. The expenditure of 878,000 
has settled that. It is only a MATTRR OF FIGURES as 
to how much is there. We will let 

You Do the Figuring 

after we show it to you. Not a Nevada prospect. It is a 
proven proposition nearer home: you can' see it: we will 
take you there. Georgetown section is on the eve of a big 
boom. We are on the ground — that means big increase in 
stock values. And the ore in sight means DIVIDENDS. 

For fall information address H. L. Tilley, Mining Engineer, 605 Kamm 
Bldg., 717 Market St., San Francisco, Gal. 

B. Ruggles, president; William Edwards, vice-president: Jos. 
L. King, chairman; E. Epstein, secretary, and Charles D. Laing, 
I rca surer. 

A statement has just been issued by 
Local Savings Banks. the State Bank Commissioners, 

showing the condition of the savings 
hanks of San Francisco at the dose of business on December 28th 

last. There are 12 hanks on This lisl. Ihoir combined resources 
amounting to $163,665,016.09. Their total deposits aggregate 
xi 17,095,374.49. 

A Prospekoi 1 

The statement of the Markel Streel 
Bank, -Iww ing its condil ion on De- 
cember 28, 1907, ha- ju-l been re- 

$1,332,621.95, with deposits of $1,175,695.30, including savings 
ami term. The hank, which also includes large safe deposit 
vaults, is evidently in a very healthy financial condition, judging 
from iis statement, li ]<.\\< interesl as follows: I per cent on 
and :'■' '% i" deposits. 

The splendid sunny weather that has succeeded the rainy 

spell ha :dle\s ami hills ill a beautiful green. There 

is no pari of i lalifornia i ha itiful as Marin '( lountj 

and this favored locality is mos d around San Rafael. 

li was a very happy thought the i ol the 

Hotel Rafael on the little knoll command > i did view of 

the pretties! private park in America. The Hotel Ra 

. Sunday by crowds of entle 

who have made I i I izvous. The bond il 

the winter and summer home of the very best citia 
Francisco, and since the fi popular residence 

place for the people of the big city across the bay. The week- 
en. I pa- wends 
ird whenever it wish and recuperate. 

M . ■ - ant friend from • tiled my at- 

l hieli we Califor- 

. do not not iei'. handed me an- 
other o her day. '■ OUT remarkable 
said hi om from the street-walker. 

Africa and \ nd in each of th i the town 

: in San 
You are 
unique in ;' among th I b 

UK A A "UN. 

snarl of penciled - — 

"What shall 1 write I 

'He knows! he k uprise. 

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January 18, 1908. 

Sty? imperial dkrmatt Nautj 

By an English .max. 

As I drove away from the hotel, I heard some one shouting, 
and took no heed, because I knew not a soul in Berlin, until I 
began -to distinguish vocables resembling my own name. Then 
— after a trifling difficulty — I induced the driver to stop, and 
a tall, fair-haired German gentleman came alongside, panting. 

"I wish to talk with you," he said, and I told him to get in. 

"Are you going to the Navy maneuvres?'' he asked. 

"Perhaps," I said. "But why!'" 

He regarded me with obvious suspicion. I regarded him with 
obvious suspicion. I had credentials in my pocket which would 
have prostrated him at my feet, in that Imperial country, and 
my position was secure. He produced a highly ornate visiting 
card. The name was strange to me. It bore a military title. "I 
fought against you," he said, affably, by way of introduction, 
"in the South African war — yes." 

I told him that he ought to have been shot. 

"I was," he replied simply. "But not slain." 

"So I perceive," I said. "Now, what can I do for you ?" 

My retired officer then explained, in a great many words, that 
he had been told that I was to be permitted to attend the maneu- 
vres of the German High Sea Fleet; that he could not believe 
this ; and that, because I was only pretending to attend them, in 
order to supply English newspapers with information, he might 
(owing to the possession of peculiar privileges) be able to supply 
me with what I wanted. I thanked him, promised to consider 
his extremely interesting suggestion, and bade him farewell. 

A few days later I was the guest of a party of naval officers. 
There were the Fregatten-Kapitan, the Korvetten-Kapitan, and 
two or three KapitanlLeutnants : each and all the perfect repre- 
sentative of the officer of the machine. I recounted to them my 
experience of the strange German gentleman who had cried after 
me in the streets of Berlin. There was a profound silence. The 
eyes of the rest of the officers sought the small, keen, bearded 
countenance of the senior. "I would suggest to you," said the 
Fregatten-Kapitan, with extraordinary gravity, "that you consult 
the Gross Admiral." 

I have never again seen my strange German who was shot but 
not slain, nor have I heard news of him. Perhaps he is lan- 
guishing in the dungeon of a fortress. Perhaps he is writing 
for the press. In Germany the road between the two is short, if 
painful. In Germany they have little use for the irresponsible 
extraneously. In England we cherish them. Perhaps it is worth 
while to mark this trifling incident. At any rate, it was a mar- 
ginal note upon my introduction to the Imperial German Navy. 

The real introduction happened in the big red-brick Admiralty 
building at Kiel. I had sent in a note to the officer to whom I 
had been directed, and was waiting humbly in the corridor, in 
charge of a blue-jacket, who looked, to the English eye, like a 
soldier dressed in sailor's kit. Suddenly I saw my man stiffen 
from head to heel. He was rigid before; now, he was catalep- 
tic. The cause of Ibis seizure was presently apparent. My 
bluejacket's disciplined ear had caught the sound of approaching 
footsteps of superior officers; and there came down the corridor 
a brown-faced, fair-bearded Admiral in full uniform, attended 
by several staff-officers. The Admiral bowed to me, and told the 
sailor to bring me to his room, where we had a pleasant conversa- 
tion. As in a dream, I presented my credentials. And tin Ad- 
miral showed me into an adjoining room, where a naval officer 
was writing at a desk, shook hands, and left me. The naval 
officer went out with the Admiral, and presently returned, a large 
paper in his hand. He clicked bis heels, bowed, and gave me that 
imposing document. 

"Prince Henry sends you this," he said. 

"Have I been talking to Prince Henry of Prussia?" I asked. 

"To Prince Henry — yes," said the officer, and permitted him- 
self to smile. I felt like the hero of a novel. 

Indeed, that sign-manual of His Koyal Majesty was a talis- 
man. It opened dockyards and ships and all the arcana of the 
Imperial German Navy. And the Imperial German Navy is no 
small thing. 

The High Sea Fleet was riding in Kiel Harbor. The ships 
are painted a light blue-gray, and they are as smart as a guards- 
man on parade. 

Enumerating the classes of battleships in the order in which 

they were built, and beginning at the oldest, there are: Four 
Brandenburgs, five Kaisers, five WIttelsbachs, five Braumsch- 
weigs, and three Deutschlands — twenty-two in all. There are 
two more Deutchlands building, besides two vessels equivalent 
to our King Edwards, ami four Ersatz, or substitute battleships, 
said to be equivalent to our Dreadnoughts. In the German navy, 
battleships are replaced when they arc twenty-five years old, and 
the ships designed to replace them are called Ersatz. In tin 1 
British navy, ships are discarded, irrespective of age, when the 
Government wants to save money; and they are only replaced, as 
a rule, when the British public wakes from its normal slumber to 
astate of irritation, and begins to throw things about. 

The High Sea Fled is divided into two squadrons. In the 
future, one will be based on Kiel, the other on Wilhelmsliavcn. 
when each will consist of seventeen first-class battleships with at- 
tendant cruisers ami torpedo flotillas. At present. Germany has 
eight armored cruisers, twenty-live protected cruisers, and ever a 
hundred torpedo boats anil destroyers. The distinction between 
torpedo boats anil desl rovers is by nn means so marked among 

the German craft as among the British — although that vener- 
able politician, Sir Charles Dilke, affirmed in the House of Com- 
mons recently that there was no real difference. A short sea- 
voyage in both kinds of boats would dispel that illusion. But 
for practical purposes, the German torpedo flotillas may be 
counted as destroyers. 

You may see them crowded in harbor, at Kiel and Wilhelm- 
sliavcn, black, glossy, trim ami formidable. There is no despic- 
able, political prevarication about the slate of repairs in the 
German navy. Three flotillas — say a hundred boats — are kepi 
in constant sea-training, two divisions at a time, in rotation. 
These crafts can maneuvre without lights, within a boat's length 
of one another, in the sound of a whistle. 

When 1 went aboard a battleship. I was received by the captain 
with the most delightful good-will and an admirable courtesy. He 
took me into his cabin on the main deck, and showed me the 
photographs of English naval officers, with whom he had served, 
and whom he held in strong affection. 1 found the same evi- 
dences of comradeship in other ships. Wherever, in all seas, 
German and English officers had been stationed together, there 
was friendship between them. At the time of which I write, the 
press — both British and German — had been more than usually 
silly and malign. To so grotesque a pitch had the emotions of 
the ignorant been excited that, when the Channel Fleet fetched 

up oil' Swinemunde one misty autumn evening, the g 1 German 

holiday folk Eeasting iii the Kurhaus rose up with one accord 
and would have fled. It was an Englishman from Berlin who 
pacified them, lie said it was well known that the British Fleet 
never opened lire until after the declaration of war. Then the 

! pie were so pleased that they gulped down their suppers, and 

straightway put oil' in boats lo visit the British licet. 

Therefore it was that my friend, the veteran Kapitan-zur- 

See. delivered his soul, with a iicr\ eye, a bristling of his white 
heard, ami an inexpressible emphasis, in thai little while painted 

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"The German Navy," he saiil to me, "is Btriotly for defense. 
These people who write for the newspapers yes, on both sides — ■ 
they lie. The Emperor himself told me, walking on this quarter- 
deck, that his intention was peace. "I have now been Emperor 
for seventeen years, and when I came to the tin-one they all said 
I would make war. 1 have made no war. But I will be master 
in my own house !' We do not want more territory — our fron- 
tiers are trouble enough as it is — we want to be master in our own 
house. We are a serious people. We have a serious notion of our 

They have. It was evident, even iu a walk around the ship. 
The captain called a midshipman. "Show this gentleman all — - 
everything — allesl" he cried. 

And my young friend showed me everything, from the spotless 
main-deck to the double bottoms. Along the mess-decks the-big, 
square blue-jackets were laughing and singing. They say the 
German blue-jacket is over-drilled. He does not look like it. 
Drilled he is, anfl as smart as a soldier, but he is in fine condition, 
and seems quite happy. 

They also say that the German Navy is weakened by the short- 
service system. But the petty officers and gun-layers are long- 
service men, and the volunteers (as distinguished from con- 
scripts) are also long-service men, while the men who have com- 
pleted their time pass into the merchant service. There are some 
C'0,000 naval seamen in the German mercantile marine. In ours, 
there are nearly 50,000 aliens. The tremendous significance of 
this fact is, of course, wholly ignored by the British public, who 
have also acquiesced in the introduction of short service into the 
British Navy. The object of this disastrous innovation was, of 
course, to save money. The men — except a very few — do not 
pass into the mercantile marine. They pass either into the streets 
— the natural bourne of those who serve England — or into the 
United States navy. 

I have the honor of an acquaintance with the officers of four 
great navies; and — if a civilian may be permitted to express an 
opinion for what it is worth — 1 would remark that the German 
officers work the "strongest," as they say, of all. Indeed, the 
physique of these people, gentle or simple, is admirable. They 
eat greatly, drink lustily, work mightily, and remain perfectly 
fresh and placid. 

The training of a midshipman extends over three and a half 
years at least. He enters the service from a public school — 
Gymnasium, Real-Gymnasium, Reform-Real-Gymnasium, the 
Prussian Ober Real-Schule, or a school of equal rank, in his sev- 
enteenth year. He is then trained for a month ashore. At the 
end of the month the engineer cadets go to the workshops, the 
executives to the training ships. There are six of these vessels : 
Moltke, Stosch, Stein, Charlotte, Nixe and Sophie. During the 
first few weeks of the year's training, they cruise in the Baltic, 
and for the rest of the year in foreign waters, 'the cadet then 
goes for a year to the Marine-Schule, a big red-brick building at 
Kiel, after which he receives a further six mouths' course in 
special subjects. He then goes to sea again, and, so soon as he 
has earned his certificate, he becomes a commissioned officer, a 
sub-lieutenant if executive, an assistant engineer if an en. 
Until then, though ho is permitted to wear a sword upon com- 
pleting his six months' special training, he ranks as a iinii-nnii- 
missioned officer. The Bystem differs in many respects froi 
own scheme. But whereas our recent dub i ment, hast- 

ily conceived, hurriedly executed, has east aside the trade 

centuries, the German system has been carefully designed and 
rigidly carried out with a clear view of the purpose to be fulfilled. 

The Imperial German Navy, if we date its _ m the 

Prussian Navy of 1848, is but little more than half a century old. 
In ISIS, the nation-fell no interest in sea-power: no money was 
provided lor naval purposes; there were no dockyards in which 
a warship could he built ; and there were neither officers nor men. 

were the circumstances under which Prince A i 
Prussia entered upon his heroics! task of founding the Imperial 
German navy. 

To-day the German N a\ v League numbers see - mem- 

bers; the current year's expenditure is over eleven million ster- 
aammera are ringing upon the steel hulls of warships in 
the Imperial dockyards ot Kiel. Wilhelmshaven and Danzig, and 
in private yards at Bremen. Hamburg, Stettin and Kiel; there 
is an Active Batt twenty-two battleships, complet 

all units, armored cruisers, SCOUtS and destroyer flotillas; 

1,500 men and officers, with a res 
Such is the work of "a serious people." 

In the preamble to the German Navy Act of 1900, it is written ; 
"Germany musl have so strong a Fleet that even Eor the greatest 

naval power, a war with her would involve sneh risks as to im- 
peril its own supremacy." To (his end, the act further ordains 
that Germany shall he able to compensate for numerical infer- 
iority "by the individual training of tin' crews, anil by tactical 
training, as the result of fleet practice," and that all efficient 
ships shall he kept in commission, because "economy as regards 
commissioning ships in peace times means imperiling the effi- 
ciency of the fleet in time of war." 

It is instructive to compare these downright and lucid state- 
ments with the policy of the present British naval administration, 
which has transferred a fourth of the sea-going strength of the 
fleet to the Reserve, laid up twenty good ships, cut down the 
personnel, and decreased the building programme. It is in- 
structive because it marks a contrast. On the one hand is the 
steady, inflexible movement of a great people towards a definite 
object, and on the other are the vacillation and uncertainty of 
purpose of a nation rotten with political intrigue, at once weakly 
credulous and profoundly apathetic. 

The Serious People, having created a magnificent of war, press 
imperturbably forward. Last year, the German supplementary 
naval programme, or Novelle, provided for the increase in size 
of armored vessels, for the building of six additional armored 
cruisers and forty-eight destroyers, the requisite increase in the 
number of men and officers, and a progressive increase in the 
yearly amount to be voted for new construction. 

Other nations may do the like; but there is not one of them 
that has Germany's tenacity of purpose and calculated contin- 
uity of policy, which has already achieved resluts so portentous. 
I would point no moral concerning international politics; there 
are too many employed about that dubious business. It is due 
to the extreme courtesy of the Emperor of Germany that I was 
privileged to see something of an admirable achievement in sea- 
] inwer. I have tried to convey some suggestion of that inspiring 
spectacle, and that is all. 

It is the fashion just now, in this country, to whimper at Mi" 
very mime of war. and a deal of abstract philanthropy is invoked 
in its reprobation. But there is another quality in these outcries, 
which is apt to he ignored, and the name of it is cowardice. 

— L. Cope Cornford. 








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January 18, 1908. 


After the Manner of Mr. Kipling. 

(Cigarette smoking has become one of the necessary accom- 
pl ishments of the up-to-date woman. Society has, in fact, placed 
the stamp of approval upon public as well as private indulgence. 
— News Item.) 

Open the cigarette case, get me a Turkish mild, 

For things are running cross-ways, and Jimmie and I are riled. 

We quarreled about a smoke-ring — we fought o'er the fragrant 

weed ; 
And / know he has shop-worn notions, and Tie says those are what 

I need. 

Open the cigarette box — let me consider a space, 

In the soft blue veil of the vapor, musing on Jimmie's face. 

Jimmie is handsome to look at — Jimmie's a loving lad; 
But then, Mr. Kipling tells us, that love is a fleeting fad. 

There's peace in a dainty gold-tip, there's calm in the scented 

And then, if the brand displeases, at the call of exacting needs 

The furrows of far-off Egypt, of Turkey and Russia, too, 
Will hasten to send more blendings without any further ado. 

With Jimmie 'twould be quite diff'rent — to ponder upon it the 

more — 
For even our kindly Dakota is really too much of a bore. 

Open the cigarette case — let me consider a while : 
Here is a sweet Egyptian — there is a hubby's smile. 

You see, Jim has written a letter to give me my choice between 
The wee little whimpering Love and the great god Nick o' Teen. 

And I have been servant of Love for barely a fortnight clear, 
But I have been priest of Egyptians for quite up to half a year. 

And the gloom of my bachelor days is flecked with a cheery light 
Of stumps I have burned to Friendship and Clubdom ami Spunk 
and Spite. 

Open the cigarette case — let me consider anew ; 

Old friends! and who is Jimmie that I should abandon 

you r 

A million surplus Jimmies are willing to bear the yoke; 

And a man is merely a man, you know, but a cigarette is a smoke. 

Light me another gold-tip; I hold to my first-sworn vows. 

II Jimmie will have no rival, I'll have no Jimmie for spouse) 

Barnett Franklin. 
* * * 

Cupid, whose whims and wiles, made last season a cardiac 
failure, is trying to be consistent this year, and the results, so 
far, are brimful of promise. At least three interesting en- 
gagement announcements are tipping the arrow, ready to be 
sprung at the public any moment, and two definite engagements 
have actually been scored this week in the tournament of hearts. 
That Jeanette Wright and Edward Torney have been cherishing 
a pleasant secret for some time has been 'palpable to their inti- 
mate friends, but the news came as a surprise to society in gen- 
eral. Miss Jeanette is one of the attractive daughters of the S. 
Kirkham Wrights, and she and her sister Marian have gone about 
a great deal in society since their debut two seasons ago. Both 
girls had "finishing" touches abroad, but unlike the Continental 
trappings acquired by less sensible girls, they did not come home 




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with a bizarre manner and a marvelous coiffure as the only evi- 
dence of their European travels. I have known a great many 
girls who went abroad to be "finished," and in the small boy's 
vernacular, it actually was their "finish." A San Francisco girl 
who returned this Bummer with an embroidered manner' thai she 
fancied was very chic, is constantly amusing her friends with the 
hybrid mannerisms which a year in Paris has grafted on her 
natural manner. Another well-known family of girls, who really 
had spent a great deal of time abroad, but certainly not enough 
to forget their English, used to speak with a decided French 
accent, which they finally clipped from their speech when their 
sense of humor prevailed. 

But to return to our mutton — which in this case is lamb, as 
Cupid has only concerned himself with youthful affections this 
week. The marriage of Miss Wright and Mr. Torney will not 
take place for at least a year, as Mr. Torney and his fiancee are 
both very young. Mr. Torney is the sun of Colonel Torney, who 
is stationed at the Presidio in charge of the General Hospital, 
but unlike his father, he has elected civilian life, and is engaged 
in business here, so that we shall not lose these charming young 
people when their marriage takes place. 

Another equally satisfying announcement concerns Miss Edna 
Middleton and Dr. Gerald F. Buckley, Jr. Miss Middleton is 
a handsome girl, who, with her father, John Middleton, has made 
her home in San Rafael for several years. Dr. Buckley is a re- 
cently graduated young medico, whom family tradition insures 
success. The Buckleys are spending the winter at the Fairmont 
Hotel, and Miss Middleton is frequently a guest of her fiance's 
sisters, the Misses Grace and Violet Buckley. 

Mrs. Teresa Fair-Oelriehs has been the recipient of much at- 
tention from her intimate friends, Miss O'Connor. Mrs. Rudolph 
Spreckels, and Mr. .lames Phelan having given dinners in her 
honor. Mrs. Oelrichs and Jut niece. Mrs. Peter Martin, are 
frequently together. The other day they were lunching at the 
Fairmont, and seem to be very "chummy," the estrangement 
caused at the time of Mrs. Martin's marriage having evidently 
been entirely healed by the antiseptic Time keeps in his labora- 
tory for universal use. Mrs. Oelrichs has a very becoming 
gown in a peculiar shade of plum, with which she wears a hat in 
the same shades, and a lovely marabout stole repeating the same 
odd tones. 





1560 Sacramento St,. 

January 18, 1908. 



There have been a number of bridge hostesses this week, conr 
spicuous among whom are Mrs. Alexander Garceau, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Greer Hitchcock, Mrs. Squire Variek Mooney and Mrs. 
Prank Deering. Mrs. Garceau entertained a number of friends 
at a luncheon, the guests later enjoying bridge. Mrs. Deering's 
affair was a very large one, and a number of anti-bridgeites came 
in later for tea. 

The Gayety Club gave a dance on Wednesday evening at Cen- 
tury Hall, at which Miss Lydia Hopkins was hostess. This is 
the third dance the Gayety girls have hostessed this year, and 
there is still one more to take place the second Wednesday in 
February at Miss Helene Irwin's home. This exclusive little or- 
ganization of girls has prospered for several years, entertaining 
graciously at four dances a season. Marriage, or continued ab- 
sence from the city, opens the ranks for new-comers, and at some 
time in her career as a bud or belle, if a girl is not voted into 
the Gayety, her social laurel wreath is considered a little thin at 
the temples. 

The success of the matinee dance given on board the Milwau- 
kee last Saturday afternoon, has stimulated the officers of the 
St. Louis to similar effort, and to-day a large number of society 
girls will take the 2.30 boat for Mare Island to trip the light- 
some measures in this novel way. Mrs. Ynez Shorb White, who 
chaperoned a large party to the dance on board the Milwaukee, 
will again to-day escort a charming bevy of girls. Mrs. White's 
services as a chaperone are as eagerly sought in the army and 
navy sets as in town, and she devotes most of her time to the 
pleasure of her young friends. 

A number of girls have ordered the sort of stationery which 
Mrs. Peter Martin uses for her personal correspondence, but 
there are a few conservatives who condemn the practice of having 
one's maiden name bandied through the mails, familiarized by 
the postman delivering the missive, and spelled over by the 
servant first receiving it. Mrs. Martin's stationery is in the' new 
tones of mauve, with her name, "Lily," printed in raised letters 
on both the envelopes and paper. Of course, she only uses it for 
communicating with her friends, but he who runs may read her 
name on the envelope. The fad was started in Newport this 
summer, and was not confined to young girls, the young matrons 
and even the older married set indulging in this sort of station- 
ery. The paper is exquisite, and several girls I know who have 
ordered it made in Paris have decided not to have their name on 
the envelopes, but inscribed on the paper. 

Mrs. William Mintzer was at home on Wednesday, this being 
the second informal reception that has taken place this winter in 
the gorgeous Mintzer home in Pacific avenue. On Thursday, 
Miss Marian Miller gave an informal tea for much feted Doll] 
McGavin, and about forty young people gathered around the 
bubbling tea table. A number of other informal gatherings en- 
livened the week, which was not nearly so quiet as the preceding 

The following persons registered at the Hotel Vendome, San 
Jose, during the week ending January 12, 1908: George B. Rey- 
nolds, Mrs. E. .Carson. Miss E. Maybury, J. Eimmchton and 
wife, M. Heavey, T. H. Knittschmitt, Sirs. BJa T. 

W. Brown, G. J. Sweet, J. Peterson, C. II. Hacker, Charles Pen- 
nell, H. L. LatZj Harry T. Hays, L. W. Martin, P. de Is Mon- 
tanya, C. Dubois, Isaac TTphnm, James K. \\ ilson, Mrs. S. Blum, 
Miss Lubenthal, C. S, Falk, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Goodwin, T. 
C. Morehouse, John Berryman, 0. W. Dearborn, Mr. and Mr-. 
E. Hollofrath, Mrs. E. M. Smith. Mrs. Cuyler Lee, Cuylei Lee, 
Robert Rathbone, J. B. Murphy. H. .1. Bray, A. I., and M 
The following persons arrived at Del Monte during 
om San Francisco: Mrs. S. Blum, Miss Liebenthal, William 
Wolff, J. E. O'Brien. T. n. Williams, Mrs. Henrj Stevens Kier- 
sted, Henry Stevens Kiersted, C. C. Hillis, E. X. Solm, G. A. 
Knoche, H. C. Maxton, William I.. Goodwin, l'.. C. Hoist, I-:. M. 

R. W. Van Valkenburgh, E. W. Ballard. W. A. L 
dry, John R. Dole, A. E. Drendell, C. B. Winehill. Henry F. 
Frosch. E. K. Pruston, X. A. Bkberg, I 1 . I.. I 1 

og, !•'. B. Corwin, D. Pierce, Mrs. Henry Meyer, A. C. B 

lev, B. C. Bradley. Mr. and Mr-. A. J. Raisch, Ma- - \. <■. 

Raisch, Amy Raisch, Leila Raisch, Mrs. 1.. H. Bryan, Mies Linda 
Bryan, Hamilton Bryan, Miss Mabelle Toy, Brie J. Osborne, 

The beautiful Arthur Putnam for the Hotel 

St. Fran. 'is is almost readj to be placed in position. An 
bubble marred the original casting and the whole thing 

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be done over, but the results Mr. Putnam has gained justify the 
time he has spent on this remarkable piece of sculpture. ' The 
design, representing two pumas rubbing against each other, is 
a wonderfully vivid rendering of a fine motive. 

With Dean Matthews's masterly conception of the Tapestry 
Room, Charles Rollo Peters's canvas over the big fireplace in 
the lobby, and Putnam's fountain, the native art of California 
will be well represented in the big caravansary at Union Square. 

The San Francisco Amateur Dramatic Association is rehears- 
ing "Trelawney of the Wells" every Tuesday evening in the 
Greek Room of the Hotel St. Francis. It will be put on at one 
of the largest, local theatres very soon, and society will have a 
chance to meet many of its favorites in new roles. The proceeds, 
as usual, will be devoted to charity. 

At a pretty luncheon given by Mrs. H. T. Scott, in the Cafe 
of the Hotel St. Franeis last Friday, there were present Mrs. 
Alexander, Mis. Walter Martin, Mrs. Kudolph Sprockets, Mrs. 
Ilnbart. Mrs. Crockett, Mrs. Rich McCreary, Mrs. Peter Martin. 
Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. NewhaJl, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. C. A. Spreckels, 
Mrs. Irwin. Mrs. Oelrichs and Mrs. Carolan. 

The Republican State Convention will meet at the Hotel St. 
Francis. Saturday, January 18th. 

The Gordon Blandings are staying at the Fairmont for the 

Mr. and Mrs. George \V. Hooper have engaged apartments at 
Ihe Fairmont for the season. 

The Albeit J. Dibblees of Ross are at the Fairmont, paying a 
round of calls. 

J. Parker Curriers have taken apartments at the Fair- 
mont for the winter. Mi-. Cu planned a beautiful 
lunch lay in honor of Mrs. B. Walton Hedges. 

Dr. Leviso erj unique and joll] dinner to twenty of 

his fellow practitioners at the Fairmont II eek. Those 

acked jokes above the patienl Aesculapius enshrined in the 

e table were Dr. Rixford, Dr. I Dr. Moffitt, 

Dr. Ken-. Dr. Huntington, Dr. Brunn, Dr. Barbat, Dr. Brown, 

Dr. T Dr. Reynolds, Dr. Ophula, Dr. Hunkius. 

Dr. Port r, 1 1 . Sch moll, enter, l>r. i,\ Icopel, l>r. 


il ured the members of the 

ir dramatic recitals. 

Mrs. Turn is the possessor of a 

id with it - onders, playing on the 

-strings or the on of her heap 

a meeting last Friday at t, [ Mr-. 

Katz in Green street. 

Is are out for an "at home" next Wednesday for Miss Ceola 
F. Ma 

On Saturday afternoon at Encina! Hall, in Alameda, was f 
a very beautiful exhibition of the grace and technique of dancing 
and the individual ability of th Mrs. Youngber. 


.<'}' in others a won. I 
art and grace. The ng other figure-, 

opportunity to show the value oi nlture. Tn 

between the ages of twelve and fourteen showed a wonderfn 

i figure in which t« 
girls and boys developed delightful intricacies with a rare gr; 

dance bj a - aceful poises of 

:id arms. S 

itttiful enl ' 

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January 18, 1908. 



The San Jose branch of the Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion is at present divided into two factions, anil General Sec- 
ret ;in C. \V. Janes is the bone of contention. One side — the 
majority — headed by A. S. Bacon and C. F. Curry, directors of 
the San Jose Y. M. C. A., are determined to get rid of Mr. 
.lams, while the minority are as equally determined that he 
shall be continued in office. The latter faction has the support 
of the noted preacher-politicians, the Reverends L. S. Jones and 
A. F. Palmer. 

According to inside information, Mr. Janes incurred the 
wrath of the present administration by the too active part he 
took in defending Evangelist E. J. Bulgin against the attacks 
of the San Jose Mercury. From that moment, Mr. Janes was 
a marked man, and everything possible was done to compass his 

Some time ago, there was a stormy meeting of the Board of 
Directors, at which Secretary Janes was denounced as incompe- 
tent, and charged with being the stumbling block, that prevented 
the progress of the Association. It was also alleged that as long 
as he was at the head of the San Jose Y. M. C. A. that there 
would be no building erected, because he bad made himself ob- 
noxious to those who had the power of giving, and who promised 
to do so if he were removed and another man, of a more pliable 
nature, put in his place. 

Secretary Janes stood by his guns, and demanded a thorough 
investigation of his general conduct and management. His ap- 
peal fell upon deaf ears. In desperation he appealed to State 
Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, Wilcox, 
who, after hearing both sides of the case, decided that it would 
be much better to sacrifice Mr. Janes, in order that a new Y. M. 
C. A. building be erected. He looked more to the financial gain 
of the association than to the benefit of Mr. Janes. Secretaries 
can be gotten by the bushel, but new buildings are rare anil Ear 

Again, Secretary Janes took another tack in order to save 
his job, and he appeared before the San Jose Pastors' union, and 
in a dramatic speech, full of bitter denunciations, asked for a 
vote of conference and the passage of a resolution asking the 
directors to reconsider their action and allow him to retain his 
job. As a sop, the Reverend "Doctors" voted for the former, but 
asked for additional time to think over the latter. In the mean- 
time, Secretary Janes was notified that he would have until 
February 1, 1908, to resign, or get fired. He has chosen the for- 
mer, and on the above date will turn over his keys of office to 
bis present assistant, J. G. King. Since it has been definitely 
settled that Mr. Janes will resign, several prominent people 
have affixed their names to a subscription fund for a new build- 
ing. Rumor has it that Mr. Janes will have an interesting story 
to tell about a certain religious element closely allied with the 
Hayes administration, after he vacates his office on February 1st. 

* * * 

For several weeks past, San Jose has been treated to a novel 
weekly publication entitled the "Tattler." In the preliminary 
announcement, its editors, Messrs. G. Beaumont and Jesse Kuv- 
kendall. promised to give the people of San Jose a live weektj 
paper, full of gossip and comment. According to the young 
men (who left the Mercury to take tip the work), the "Tattler* 
was going to fill a long-felt want. They started out alright, 
and everything went swimmingly until, proud of their ability and 
achievements, they started to "roast" their former employers, 
the Hayes brothers, and more particularly E. K. Johnston, man- 
aging editor of the Mercury. 

In a vitriolic article, full of innuendos and insinuations, they 
went after Johnston and showed him up in the light of a white- 
washed sepulchre. He was the impersonation of everything that 
is evil and corrupt, and the article closed with a threat that if 
Johnston dare retaliate, that they had more of the same stuff — 
only a little stronger — up their sleeve, and were ready to give it 
to him with double barrels. 

Editor Johnston refused to take public notice of the attack, 
but he and his friends went quietly to work, with the result 


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Editor News Letter — Bernard Shaw, in his efforts to keep in 
the lime-light, a la W. T. Stead, is rapidly degenerating into a 
public nuisance. The Association of Clerks in Great Britain re- 
cently established a paper called "The Clerk," and invited the 
Irish playwright to contribute to the initial issue. Shaw complied, 
and the following extract is taken from his contribution : 

"Of all the qualities of a man, I find nothing so astonishing as 
his sheepishness, docility and cowardice. When these qualities 
are developed to their utmost by civilization and poverty in the 
middle class, you get the clerk. You cannot make an Arab a 
clerk. You cannot make a North American Indian a clerk, but 
you can make an imperial Englishman a clerk quite easily. I be- 
came a clerk myself in the genteel modification of this course, 
and should have been one still if [ had not become a professional 
man of genius — a resource not open to every clerk." 

When the author of "Superman" descends to writing such 
drivel as this, he is certainly hard pressed for copy. In common 
with the vast multitude who are bored to death by being continu- 
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With Abject Apologies to the author of "Curfew Must Not Ritiij 
(Calve has disappointed Beveral audiences recently, owing to 

indisposition. — News J Inn.) 

\n her richly-decked compartment 

Sat the prima-donna calm. 
While her manager, beside her, 

Stood the picture of alarm. 
Lines of worry wreathed his features, 

Perspiration decked his brow, 
As he argued o'er and over 

For the changing of her vow. 
'"Diva," said he, "pray consider" — 

And his face grew ghastly white — 
"I beseech, I beg, entreat you — 

Calve, you must sing to-night!" 

But the singer great just sat there, 

Giving neither word nor look, 
While the clock ticked off the minutes, 

And the manager forsook 
Fairly groaned aloud with anguish. 

And unblithely cried, "Oh, Lord I" 
As he thought upon his thousands 

That were going by the board. 
"Do not disappoint these people ; 

Do not thus their pleasure blight." 
Then the singer gently murmured : 

"Calve will not sing to-night!" 

Still he persevered to turn her. 

Sought with diplomatic skill, 
While the clock ticked off more minutes 

(It's their habit, and they will.) 
Yet remained she deaf to logic. 

Sitting there in regal pow'r; 
And the manager grew frantic 

For 'twas past the concert hour. 
But altho' he kept on pleading 

To his utmost main and might. 
You can stake your bottom rupee 

Calve did not sing that night ! 

— Barnett FranMin. 


The long-standing deficiency of recruits for the army, which 
has existed these many years, is rapidly disappearing. Under the 
stress of present conditions, much excellent material is daily 
submitted to the recruiting sergeants all over the country. The 
marine corps is complete!} filled up, and it will not be long be- 
fore the army follows suit. With the abundance of recruits 
offering, the lines of inspection arc being tightened. The physi- 
cal requirements arc most rigidly insisted on, ami the moral 

character keenly investigated. 

The time is past when the ne'er-do-well, the drunkard, the 
man with an alias, or the individual afraid of work, can slip into 
the service as a last refuge. If the would-be patriot is ool capabl i 
of demons! ral ing to his examiner that he is aide to lead an honor- 
able and self-supporting existence in civil life he is not wanted 
by Uncle Sam. And this decision is eminently proper, for such 
an' individual is. no matter how physically perfect lie may be. 
l;ii king in the moral stamina necessary in a true soldier. 

Abubama Solomon, the Tiger Mahatma who wrote a letter 

to President McKinley warning him of the danger .o' assassina- 
tion, has been arrested on a charge of a<>:mlt with intent to corn- 
mil murder. Strange it is that this seventh son of a South Caro- 
lina cotton picker did not fores,.' this unhappy event. However, 

me development, and will not charge the Mahatma 
anything for it. The disappearance of the brilliant sign and 

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January 18. 1908. 



The inactivity of the Dealers' Association has brought about 
the organization of an automobile trade club. H. W. Bogen 
started the scheme the latter part of last week. It will be more 
than a common ordinary trade association, in as much that ii 
will hold principally to some of the business social side, and will 
lake up the automobile game from the Dealers' standpoint li 
is proposed to give runs and tours and the handling of good roads. 
To do these things and to get the amount of publicity necessar] 
for the advancement of the automobile game, those who are fath- 
ering the scheme propose that before the active season starts in 
to programme each event. In this way, the members of the club 
will be able to make their plans far enough ahead so that it will 
hi' possible for them to take part in all chib contests. It is ex- 
pected that by the time this issue of the News Letter is in the 
hands of its readers the first meeting of the club will have taken 

The example of dames Laughlin, of Pittsburg, might well be 
emulated by some of our rich California enthusiastic automobil- 
ists. Laughlin has been traveling all through the East in behalf 
of good roads; in fact, he spends all his leisure time that way. 
II' mutes out a section of the country, and travels over it. not- 
ing the conditions of the roads. Sections that are bad and should 
ho improved are noted, and he takes a day off, if necessary, and 
holds a conference with the authorities and the prominent people 
of the section discussing the needed repairs, showing by his ex- 
perience, facts and figures at hand, the advantage not only to 
the automobilist, but to the farmer, and in fact, to every one thai 
uses the highways. He does not stop with this mere conference, 
but bands his hearers together into what are called Laughlin"? 
Road Builders. These men plan to improve the roads as much 
as possible in their power, and from time to time, make reports 
to McLaughlin of the improved conditions. By constantly keep- 
ing in communication with these people he has been able to keep 
up their enthusiasm, and also to keep in touch with their im- 
provements. This scheme of merely having a very small section 
of the roads handled by a few, who are directly interested, has 
brought about good results. Here, then, is a chance for one or 
more of California's prominent citizens to get what the clubs 

and other organizations are trying to do but never get further 
than a lot of conferences and a great deal of talk. It is to be 
hoped that some one will start the scheme this summer, and by 
fall that the best part of the State will have been worked to 


* * * 

There was an object lesson most forcibly given in the automo- 
bile world lately. Two meetings took place. The members of 
be California Woman's Automobile Club held its first meeting 
of the year. Eor months, in fact before the great fire, this club 
lias been in existence in name only. It seemed almost impossible 
to get the members together, but those who had the welfare of 
the organization at heart never tired in their work, even when 
meeting after meeting was attended by only a few. They must 
have felt a great satisfaction to-day when the event was over. 
The clubrooms in the California Woman's Club were crowded to 
the doors, many having to stand in the hall-way. The occasion 
was the regular monthly meeting, and as an innovation, the 
officers had sent word that a lecture would be given to the mem- 
bers on "Ignition." For a couple of hours, one of the experts of 
the city, thoroughly went over this most important part of the 
automobile, covering the subject most fully. When the adjourn- 
ment was taken, every one remarked on the pleasures of the oc- 
casion, and announced their intention to be present during the 
winter months that these lectures are being continued. During 
the first part of the meeting, Lady Beatrice Mortagu, the presi- 
dent and founder of the Woman's Club of London, was elected 
an honorary member of the club. This is a compliment tend- 
dered the British organization, for the honor bestowed on Mrs. 
Fred J. Linz, president of the local club, who was made honor- 
ary member of the London organization. In marked contrast to 
this meeting was the regular annual session of the Dealers' As- 
sociation of California, when a new set of officers was to 
be elected and events laid out for next season. No notices 
had been sent out to the members, and the only idea they had of 
the event taking place was through the public press. A few of 
the members came in the rain, and went to the meeting place, 
only to find that there were not enough present to constitute a 
quorum, and after waiting sometime, left in much disgust. This 
is a repetition of other meetings that the officers have tried to 
hold, and undoubtedly mean the dissolution of the trade society. 
There is no question but thai the Automobile Dealers' Associa- 
tion of California is now a dead letter, and the only thing to be 
done is the re-organization of a new and more active body, with 

officers at the head whose commands will be observed. 

* » « 

Thejnoilel Fsi.\i\ horsepower Thomas, for which the P ei 

The Pioneer Automobile Company tendered an outi ng to the members of the "Woodland" and the "George Washing- 
ton. Jr.'' O/jrro (.'oiit/iiwiv* this week, using sixteen Thomas Flyer machines for this purpose. The merry party visited 
all points of interest, including the Park and Presidio, and after returning !o the city, voted the Thomas Flyer the 
greatest ever, ami the management of the Pioneer Auto Company princes. 

,l\\i \i;y 18. 1908. 



Automobile Company has I n waiting Eoi many weeks, and 

which the] consider their greatesl model Eoi 1908, arrived in 
San Francisco. Ai first glance, the cat seems larger than the 
previous models of the Thomas; in fact, so well is the machine 
proportioned, thai t ! k ■ wheels look small and the body no larger 
than an ordinary seven-passenger, bul on close inspection, one 
Snds that the car in its every proportion is much larger than the 
average machine. 

The details are exceedingly well taken care of, both as to finish 
and material. There is nothing that is heavy where strength is 
not needed, and those parts where the greatest strains may be 
expected are made unusually strong. 

'Phe engine retains all the old Thomas features with a few ex- 
ceptions. It is hung about four inches lower than in previous 
models, giving it a more graceful appearance, and at the same 
lime lowering the center of gravity. 

The valves are very accessible. The old system of holding in 
the valve heads is done away with, and a simple block is substi- 
tuted, which screws into the cylinder casting. The joint is made 
tight by the usual metallic gasket. The magneto is placed in 
about tiie same position, but put on in such a way that it can he 
taken off in less than a minute, and there is no fear of the 
i iming being disturbed, as it can only be put on in one way. 

* * 3: 

A bus] year for accessory branches of the automobile industry 
is predicted by W. B. Miller, sales manager and secretary of 
the Diamond Rubber Company. The basis of this statement is 
i careful analysis of reports from all sections. These reports 
indicate that the amount of renewal business to be done will be 
larger than ever before. The number of automobiles in use the 
past year will not be reduced. If some owners do not see lit to 
use their machines, the ears will puss to those who will. The 
number of new cars to be proi ided for, while not equal to that of 
11)07, will still reach, in the aggregate, a very large figure, milk- 
ing in the grand total a great extent of equipmeni of all kinds 

necessary. It is to I xpected that business will be done along 

more conservative lines in all branches of the trade. The ac- 
cepted forms of regular merchandising will prevail to a greater 
extent than formerly, and high quality, particularly in tires, will 
be demanded because of the true economy of using such pro- 


* * 4 

Hiram Henry, of Boise, Idaho, writes to the White Company 
as follows: "The famous White Steamer has just won its golden 
and lasting laurels in this city, eclipsing any feat ever known by 
automobiles over a mountain climbing dangerous trail of mud 
and rocks, from Boise to Pearl Mining Camp ; thence by danger- 
0UI canyons up and down, fording Btreams and mires to Horse' 
Shoe Bend; thence on to the highest altitude of the Boise moun- 
tains again to Pearl: and by still another dangerous mountain 
trail lo Boise, ffi miles oi the most uneven, rude, winding trail, 
in four hours — the same route known to be a tedious team drivi 
of two days, sunrise until dark. During this wonderful feat, nol 
the minutest thing was done to the big Whi 
The shaking up was nearly unbearable, and on two occasio 
ear almost capsized : the rear tires were in shreds; the i tl ra tire 
rack was twisted oil' by continuous wrenching: the glass front 
and lamps shattered by continual jar; the occupants had bard 
work to keep thei lerful car still kepi on. ami 

seemed to defj injury; the p nginea leaping ami leaping 

ahead as if turned by an invisible but irresistib : i that 

could not be e\h in- 

* * * 

Mr. E.J. Lord, of Bonoluln, b tea to M - \I. Brown, 

managi Linton Motoi Carrie • i iny, of th - 

as follows: "My ear is here, and certain!] is a beauty. An 
og, ami believe there will lie a number of then 

hi ray ear ha- created. I u . and 

runs better than Mr. Lord, it is to be remembered, 

Winton at the time of th 
Coast S San Francisco. The machine 

him some : ind he writes the ab- 

ler Inning given the ear a thorough trial. 

* * * 
Mi. I \ Matthews, Pi - 

Lubricant I -Fluid Oils, in I - 

1 I Church - very illuminated talk on 

the subject of lubricating automobiles on the prop- 

tour. "There is nothing really new in the proposition," said 
Mr. Matthews, "but rather is ir an exaggeration of what we have 
here in Now York every winter. I have just been looking over a 
report of some tests on the comparative lubricating value of 
greases and oils on a big pumping engine, and see that the engi- 
neer in charge of the tests reports a reduction in friction of al- 
most thirty per cent in favor of oils against grease — and that 
was in a comfortably warm power plant. Not long ago our New 
England man reported an instance of a large textile mill, in 
which grease had been lately adopted, and where, upon attempt- 
ing to start up Monday morning after a particularly cold Sun- 
day, the main belt broke. It was not equal to the task of turning 
the shafting against the resistance offered by the chilled and 
hardened grease." 

* * * 

An extraordinary challenge, open to all American motorists 
and made to determine his right to the long-distance automobile 
mileage and economy record, has just been declared by W. W. 
Watts, a Lo^ Angeles motorist, architect and builder. Fifty 
thousand miles in my 'Qld Husky,' a Rambler 1904 model, at a 
cost of only $200 for up-keep, excepting tires, is my record," 
Mr. Watts says in his announcement, "I would like lo challenge 
any American motorist to furnish proof of a better mileage and 
economy record." 

Twice the distance around the world, or six times the distance 
through the earth, in one Rambler car at a cost of a fraction of 
a cent per mile, is the claim he makes. The car was purchased 
May 1, 1904, in Los Angeles. In a country where long trips 
are possible every day of the year, Watts averaged 12,000 miles 
each season. No mountain road was too rough, no canyon too 
deep, and obi settlers in the upper valleys and canyons have told 
Watts that his ear was the only one which ever climbed the 
heights on which they lived. 

* * * 

The Pioneer Automobile Co. received by express last week ;i 
Thomas Flyers. These machines are the now type known as 
Model "F" sixty horse-power machines. They are wonderfully 
improved in both appearance and construction over the past 
year models. The ear is somewhat larger, with 127 inch wheel 
base ami a correspondingly deeper tonneau. The tonneau seats 
five people mosl comfortably, still leaving room for moving 
about. The body is made of aluminum, and although the car is 
larger than the W model, it is somewhat lighter. 

The engine is hung about three inches lower than in the past 
year model, thus bringing the entire body correspondingly lower 
mi'] improving the appearance of the car materially, and at the 
same time lowering the center of gravity, a feature that all de- 
signers are for. 

The Bosch high tension magneto is used, in connection with 
the Ai it spark generator, tin' latter device making il 

possibf irmed up in the morn- 

ing, without cranking. 

The Thomas Mutliple I' SC-Cluteh, which has always been so 
ntinucd, with some small 
The sa hill climbing, which prevents t 

running backwards, has been somewhat refined ami simplified, 
and ie i ion, and a feature that is much 

appreciated by all people touring through hilly country. 

eil with a foot accelerator, and is provided 
with an automata from being operative 

uutil the ear develops a speed of approximately twenty-five miles 
per hour. The steering wheel is a striking feature, being 
what larger than tin . the spider being of 

east aluminum and the rim of lamina! 
which will appeal to the average driver is the adjustable 

ngthened ur 

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January 18, 1908. 

The principal conditions to govern the 1908 contest for Prince 
Henry of Prussia's cup (formerly the Herkomer contest) have 
been decided upon, and made public. The contest will be open 
to both amateur and professional drivers (how they are to be sep- 
arated is not made clear), who must drive cars which are certified 
to have already been driven at least 1,200 miles by those who 
will drive them in the race. 

The start will be made from Berlin, and the race will finish at 
Frankfort. The first day's stage will be Berlin to Dantzig, the 
second Dantzig to Stettin, the third. Stettin to Kiel, where a stop 
of a whole day will occur. On the fifth day the car will be driven 
from Kiel to Hamburg, a speed event taking place en route. 
Sixth day, Hamburg-Bremen-Dusseldorf ; seventh and last day, 
Dusseldorf to Frankfort-on-the-Main, with a mountain climb 
thrown in. 

Each day before starting, the competitors will be allowed an 
hour for any small repair or adjustment. The cars will be classi- 
fied in acordance with cylinder capacity and weight, ami they 
will start in order of power. No passing will be allowed, unless 
the car in front has broken down. 

* * * 

The conditions under which the 1908 Grand Prix race is to be 
run have been announced, and. although the date has not as yel 
been definitely fixed, it is certain to take place during the first 
fortnight of July. 

The entrance fee for our car is 5,000 francs, two cars 9,000 
francs, and three cars 12,000 francs. Entries at ordinary Eees 
close at 6 p. m. on February 15th next, and at double fees until 
the same hour on June 1st. The distance will be between -Uu 
and 500 miles. 

Ostend Conference Rules will be used; that is, the cylinders 1 
maximum bore must be 155 millimetres for four cylinders, and 
the minimum weight must be, without passengers, gasoline, water 
or spare parts, 1,100 kilogrammes. 

* * * 

It has been decided by the Competition Committee of the Au- 
tomobile Club of France to again hold the Coupe de la Presse 
contest next season, the first week in August being the time 
chosen for the affair. The rules will be practically the same as 
those governing the 1907 race, except that the permitted weight 
of the cars will be 1.750 kilogs, as against 1,650 kilogs. The fea- 
ture of the event, which consists of a race over a distance of about 
400 kilometres, is that it is run on a gasoline allowance basis of 
19 litres per 100 kilometres, equal to about 15 miles to the gallon. 

Chairman O'Gorman. of the Royal Automobile Club's Expe-C 
and Technical Committee, lias offered a challenge trophy I'm- a 
race of 100 miles at Brooklamls. No restrictions of any kind 
will be placed on the competing cars. The Royal Automobile 

Club has accepted the trusteeship of the trophy. 

* * * 

Nineteen entries have been received for the race of the Manu- 
facturers' Committee in Westchester County, and the event will 
be run on April 24th, witli the complete entry list of thirty with- 
out a doubt. This event has caused a lot of comment, but the 
makers have taken into consideration none of the statements re- 
garding it, having entered without question. Chairman Robert 
Lee Morrell is authority for the statement that the course "ill In' 
open to training four weeks in advance of the race and thai 
training will be allowed up to seven o'clock each morning. Tom 
Moore, originator of the race, says (bat Briarcliff Manor will lie 
opened March 1st, and that all around the course will be found 

ample quarters for all contestants and their followers. 

* * * 

•T. J. Borree, the amatenr automobile driver, who distinguished 
himself the past season by making perfect scores with bis White 
Steam car in the two most important endurance runs of the year, 
has just returned from a two-days' hunting trip. Boree, after 
winning the reliability test against the gasoline machines on the 
strenuous run to Witter Springs ami back, nearly two months 
ago, decided to leave the seals on bis car as long as possible. He 
was in this city last week, ami the official seals placed on the ear 
In]' the Witter trip by Arthur Watson of the Automobile Club 
of < alifornia, are still intact. Borree motored in the mountain- 


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mis region of Contra Costa County with his winning White, and 
although be drove through places with the mud clean up to 
the hubs, he finished the trip with a perfect score. Borree sav:i 
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A casual reading of Judge Hebbard'B contribution to Califor- 
nia literature, entitled "A Deck of Cards," conveys the impres- 
sion that the pasteboards were "stacked" before his Honor shuf- 
fled and dealt, them. The Joker is missing, and so are several 
other important leads. The best deal — poetically — in the volume 
is the hand his Honor dealt to himself as a cover design for the 
hook, a royal flush of hearts. Though shy on meter, the Judge 
is long on sentiment anil lines here and there show strong feeling. 

"Back-Log Philosophies," by Lawrence \V. Harris, he who 
wrote the "Damndest Finest Ruins,'' is fully up to the Standard 
of the author's reputation as a wit anil story teller. The philoso- 
phy is not obstrusive, but the humor is ever present. Published 
by A. B. Pierson. 

Particularly sad is the fate of the critic into whose hands il is 
given (as in the present instance) to review a book some nine 
months after its publication. "Nineveh and Other Poems," by 
George Sylvester Viereck, first reached the reviewer's desk in 
April, 1907. Varied judgments have been passed on the work of 
this gifted young German. He has been hailed as an unfledged 
Swinburn, and been damned as a weak imitator of Keats ami 
Heine. "Supreme mastery of form" is the verdict of Professor 
Henriei, while the New York livening Post gave Mr. Viereck 
credit for "originality of conception and artistic distinction." 
But to-day, nine months after the appearance of "Nineveh," 
Swinburn is still "The Lordliest of them all." and Heine ami 
Keats rule all secure in their respective domains. 

The ripples in the literary pool have subsided, and Mr. Vie- 
reck's work has been subjected to cooler, calmer criticism, frith 
the result that its values appear in a clearer light'. (Icnius the 
young man has, likewise originality and power of expression, hut 
he is handicapped, at present, by small sense of form, scarcely 
more id' literary values and absolutely im restraint. Mr. Yie- 
reek's muse is <<( the fleshly school, with a fondness for the glori- 
fication of the body that verges on the pornographic, lie i.- nol 
content to describe the form of his passion, hut must disrobe her 
in full view, lav aside each garment and dwell upon eai h separate 
charm, as Latin Students in poems recited at their carousals. 
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I, Unanswered. 
"Vouchsafe) Lost, one single only sign 

From out the silence that between us lies!" 

In ilreadful darkness, dumb, I strain my eyes 
And breathless listen; no reward is mine. 
No vision blest nor any word benigni 

Then, fearful, fright the stillness with vain cries. 

Unto myself myself alone replies 

In whispered echoes of "A sign !" "One sign !" 
"Alone, afraid, thou canst not me forsake!" 

Silence — no word. Oh, tender one and brave, 

Then must it be thy spirit doth not wake — 
Sleepeth unmoved within thy far-off grave. 

Ah ! now, my heart, be quick, be quirk to break ! 

lie eannot hear who was so swift to save! 

II. Summons. 

A solemn joy o'erfllls this heart of mine, 

Acquainted late with only dull despair, 

For, answering to the assaults of anguished prayer, 
The grave has opened : I have had a sign ! 
Only a dream, yet I no more repine. 

Alone amid a crowd, I, standing there. 

Beheld him come, crowned with his silver hair — 

None of that multitude so knightly, line — 
And half-way to me, lo ! one look long bent. 

Then passed. That look! command ami promise sweet. 

Never in life so looked he but was meant. 
''Soon,'' — blessed haste! — "soon surely we shall meet!" 

That look! vanquished Death, where now thy pain? 

Hush, hush, my heart, that we may dream again! 
— Maud Scofield Beeson in Century Magazine. 


We walked beneath the autumn-colored shade. 
Where tinted leaves lay scattered on the grouai 
Tn all the golden silence was no sound 

Save that among the leaves our passing made. 

Before a low stone wall our steps we stayed, 
And gazed at many an ivy-covered mound 
Where those who learned of life, their rest hail 

And as a dear reward in peace were laid. 

11 slept 'neath mem'ry's all-embracing pall 
Silent, serene, untouched by passing time; 
Oblivion, calm and peaceful, was its lot: 

Perhaps a tombstone, green with age, might fall. 
A slender sapling grow up to its prime, 

But by the world, the graveyard lies forgot. 
— Ethel Le Roy de Koven in Harper's Bazar. 



Out of my grief I made a joy, 
Out of my tears a song, 

Since sorrow is so hard to bear 
And life is overlong. 

And peace I call the joy I made- 
Forgiveness is the song. 

One could not have it otherwise 
Since life is overlong. 

— Tlieodosia Garrison ii 

Harper's Bazar. 


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Louis Mann is bidding farewell to farce and vaudeville, and 
will soon be presented by William A. Brady in a new play that 
will tesi his powers of expressing deep emotion as well as his 
comic aptitude. Three years ago, he said to a San Francisco 
interviewer : 

"I like things that are serious — the big things that matter. I 
went over to Berkeley and saw the great Greek Theatre in the 
university grounds, ami alter that my part in the Weber and 
Field frivolities didn't seem to be the grandest and most up- 
lifting thing in the world." 

Louis Mann has had a wide and varied experience since he be- 
gan with Booth and Barrett. He has struck the emotional note 
in "The Red Kloof and "The Second Violin," but has not yet 
had the opportunity that it is hoped the new Brady production 
will afford him. pie has probably finished with the Dutch inn- 
keepers and telephone inspectors and French chocolate manufac- 
turers, who compelled thousands to merriment from coast to 


The first money that Edgar Selwyn, who is appearing in 
"Strongheart," ever earned with his pen, was four lines of verse 
that he wrote in the heyday of his courtship of pretty Margaret 
Mayo, and here is the sentiment which the Indian hero expressed 
at that time : 

"Life is but a little story, 
Punctuated in the main 
With commas of our happiness, 
And periods of our pain." 

Mr. Selwyn sent the lines to a popular weekly publication, and 
was rewarded with a check for -$i. 50. Since then he has been a 
frequent contributor to a number of the leading periodicals. 


Opera and concerts in Dresden are within the reach of all. 
The mosl expensive seats in the house cost about two dollars, 
and there are others from which One ran hear perfectly, but 
not see the stage, which eosl ahout fifteen mils. The English 
and American residents. Btudents, etc., Erequenl the Eourtli gal- 
lery. The acoustics are perfect, and very man\ people consider 
seats here the more desirable. The opera sea-on begins 

the tenth of September, and lasfe throughoul the year. [ 
holiday of six weeks in summer, and presents the most artistic 
performance in all Germany. Besides the Erequenl performance 
of opera, two series of symphony concerts ,in given dui 
winter in the Opera House, li is often difficult to secure 

for these Concerts, hut the rehearsals are public and the price of 

seals small. — Tin Travel Magazine. 


After engagements in a number of European cities, the suc- 
cess of which has created a furore. Ruth St. Den 
her East Indian dances, has gone to Budapest, in which i 
will appear for the nexl three weeks. \| .. St Denis 
peared before aeai ] every crowned head in Europe. She will be 

seen in this country next season under the direction of llenrv 
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jiwtaHam an& &?x SMattnne 

We have dealt on previous occasions with the question of 
Socialism and the family, but have hitherto avoided the prob- 
lem of the relations between men and women and of the mar- 
riage-tie, considered in connection with tin- principles of Social- 
ism. The subject is one exceedingly difficuli t" treat in a paper. 
But in spite of this fact, we feel fcha.1 it musi he faced, for those 
who are now attempting to make up their minds in regard to 
socialism ought clearly to understand all that is involved there- 
by. In writing on this subject we are most anxious ii"l i" say 
anything which may seem unjust to the Socialists, or which may 
unfairly prejudice their case. We do not wish to lay ourselves 
open to the accusation of creating a bogey out of the sex ques- 
tion in order to scare people away from a creed which we con- 
sider dangerous, ami likely to cause the degradation of human 
society fur other reasons, eeonomie and political. We also de- 
sire to state that we arc fully aware that at the present moment 
Socialists as a whole lead quite as well-regulated lives as other 
sections of the community. Further, we have no doubt that the 
majority of those who call themselves Socialists are personal 
upholders of the Christian religion, or at any rah' of Christian 
morals, and have no thought of subverting either the one or tie 
other. Nevertheless, we may feel certain that the triumph of 
Socialism must mean the overthrow of the Christian moral code 
in regard to marriage and the relations of the sexes, and must 
end in free love and promiscuity. Probably many modern 
Socialists dream, like Plato, that the relations of the sexes may 
be regulated by the State, and that men and women will sub- 
mit to a kind of communal time-table for the maintenance of 
the population. The notion that the system of the State breed- 
ing of children laid down in the '"'Republic"" could possibly he 
maintained in practice is, however, nothing but a fantasy — "a 
wild enormity of ancient magnanimity." 

The clearer-eyed Socialists realize that Socialism, if triumph- 
ant, will not leave the relations of the sexes as they arc For 
example, we find Mr. Wells, in his novel, "in the Days of the 
;." making free love the dominant principle for the regu- 
lation of sexual ties in his regenerated State. The romantic 
difficulty as to which of the two lovers of the heroine is to he 
the happy man is solved by their both being accepted. Poly- 
andry is "the way out" in this case, as polygamy might be in 
another. Jt is only fair to say that in a letter published in the 
Clarion of the 18th Lost., Mr. Wells declares that the book "is a 

beautiful dream," and that he has never advocated free he 

the destruction of the family. Still, no one who has studied 
Socialistic literature, and lias taken the trouble, not merelj to 
find out where the Socialists say they are going or think they 
are going, but where the road must inevitably lead, will feel 
that there i- anything unjust in the declaration that wives in 
common and husbands in common will follow good,- in common. 
This, of course, is no discovery of Ihe present age. When during 
the Revolution in France, and after it in England, men's minds 
were for a season full of Socialistic schemes, their originators and 
apologists never succeeded in avoiding the rock of promiscuity. 
Canning, for instance, stigmatized their aspirations in the "Anti- 
Jacobin" in vigorous verse. We even find in an earlier age the 
satirists of the Restoration making enthusiasts denounce the 
wickedness of "enclosing il mm" of free women. 

Instinctively most Socialist theorizers have realized thai the 
family is inimical to Socialism, owing to the desire which it cre- 
ates for the possession of private property, private life and an ex- 
istence based on individualism. Therefore the family must be 
destroyed. But the family cannot be destroyed without also the 
destruction of marriage, for once let a man and woman hind 
themselves for life and bring up their children in a home, and 
you have an institution which is hound to shatter the Socialistic 
ideal. The easy talk about the State being nothing hut a greal 
family is based on the Ealsest of false analogies. But though ibis 
instinctive dread of the family is found to oppose Socialism, if 

it is allowed Scope, may be the chief reason why Socialism has 
always resulted in the advocacy of some form of promiscuity, 
open or covert, it is not the only reason why sexual communism 
has been advocated. Though the fact is not admitted or realized 
by most Socialists, the demand for Socialism is in reality a 
throw-back to primitive ideas and primitive instincts. The or- 

ganization of the savage tribe is largely Socialistic and commu- 
nistic. It is true that we also find in the primitive com- 
munity (he beginnings of very strong family institutions, but 
these are the growing instruments destined to emancipate man- 
kind from the savagery of Socialism. The family was primitive 
man's path of escape from communism. When, however, man- 
kind wearies of the struggle towards the light of tine civiliza- 
tion, as he does periodically, the idea surges up in his mind that 
he must retrace bis steps. Though he gilds it with the name of 
progress, what he really means ami desires is to gel hack to his 
old Bavagery in which all things were common and nothing un- 

There is something pathetic in the way in which this throw- 
hack towards savagery tills the minds of many Socialists who are 
quite unconscious of whai is working in them. Take, for ex- 
ample. Mr. Snowdcn's work, "Tin- Woman Socialist." Mrs. 
Snowden is evidently at heart a lady of high principle and good 
feeling, possessed by a strong desire to maintain the institution 
of marriage ami Chrisl an ethi -. Yel even she is forced bj hei 
dreary and retrogressive creed into what amounts to a defense 
of prostitution. — Living Age. 


The cow i ne |. a name given to a number id' species of trees of 
different natural orders, the Maud, milky juice of which is used 
instead of milk. They are all natives of tropical countries. 

Some of them belong to the natural order of Moiacea. which is 
French for shorthorn; others to the order f Artocarpaceae, or 
Channel Island cow tree. Of this variety the Galactodendron 
utile is the most famous. This long word is French for Jersey 
cow tree, commonly called in Spanish countries the Tola de 
Vaca. This fine breed of cow tree grows most vigorously in the 
mountain pasture lands of Venezuela. Sometimes in the up- 
land- not a shower moistens it- leaves for several month-, and 
yet the faithful tree never fails to yield iis regular supply of 
milk day K\ day. Sunrise is milking time, and having been ac- 
customed to that early hour, ii refuses to let down its milk in 
full How at any other time. A.I sunrise, therefore, the natives. 

carrying their milk-pads, are seen Hurrying to the COW trei 

the mor £ milk. However drj the season, when the trunk 

is pierced there Hows from it a copious supply of rich, sweet 
milk. If allowed to remain a short time in a vessel, a thick, rich, 

yellow cream rises to the surface, from which the finest quality 
of creamery butter is produced. 
The idea is to introduce the cow tree to Baltimore, along with 

a few thrifty bull trees of the most approved strains, ami a at a 
number of calf trees. A cow tree is to he planted in the hack 
yard of every residence and a spigot fixed into the trunk. All 
that will he necessary in milking such a cow will he to turn 
ihe spigot at sunrise, when a copious How of milk will he pro- 
cured, and thus will Baltimore beco entirely independenl ol 

the milk wagon. The cow iivc is gentle in its habits; il cannot 
kick the milk pail over; ii is not subjecl to tuberculosis or Texas 
fever, and the most inexperienced person — in fact, any one who 

ever drew a mug of I r from a keg — can milk it. 

— Ballhiiiiii 1 Sun. 


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Jam ai;y Is. L908. 



t HtarGe Cntr t Who tfc devil art taoti T ' 
'Ooe that will pay Ok tkvil.sir. vitaaxt 

The Spur Track. Privileges. 
Mayor Taylor and the gentlemen who conferred last Tues- 
day in regard to the granting of spin' track privileges to the 
Santa We Railroad are reported as being divided as to opinion 
whether to grani the privilege mentioned within specified hours, 
.■iikI the majority seemed to favor an open street to wagon traffic 
and no railroading between the hours of 6 a. m. and 8 p. in. 
The opening hour is, in our opinion, entirely too early and the 
closing hour too late. In other words, the time granted to the 
railroad in which to transact the business that would accrue to 
this particular spur is entirely too short, but the most serious 
objection to having a steam railroad on a public street is. where 
there is a constant heavy teaming, il is impossible to compel the 
railroad to keep {lie street in even passable repair. The old "T" 
rail was never intended to be used on a city sired, ami this con- 
sideration alone should prevent the Mayor affixing his signature 
to the permii or ordinance unless some stringent ordinance is 
passed compelling seme proper guarantee that (he street along- 
side the tracks he made in substantial manner and kepi in con- 
stant proper repair. This is no encroachment of the rights of 
the one by the other, and no one should complain. II cannot he 
argued that the spur track is an ornament In a street, and unless 
it is made thoroughly useful by a proper regard lor the rights 
of every citizen, it has no right on a city's business street. 

The Pacific Coast Gazette gives an account in a recent is- 
sue of the financial management of Electrical Union No. I thai 
is edifying, and should lie read by every union and non-union 
man in the city. This Electrical Union No. i is the particular 

pet of 1'ee Aitch McCarthy : "A few i iths ago two young 

Germans, from Berlin, arrived in San Francisco from the East. 
They having been informed of the high wages prevalent in this 
city, which seemed to them to he a great inducement, after being 
here considerable I inn' ami not being aide to get employment at 
their profession, which is electric engineering, they were ad- 
vised by a friend of theirs thai they never could expect remuner- 
ative employment if they did ma join a union in (heir respec- 
tive trade, 'those two young men. who have a thorough techni- 
cal ami pracl ical education in their profession, made application 
for membership at the secretary's office of McCarthy's Electrical 
I ii ion \o. i. paying $50 each for initiation fee, ami thought that 

they had now complied with all provisions and could earn their 

$6 a day. Having tramped day after daj to the union office, 
thinking they would hi' provided with employment, the 
taught the error of their way, am! being disgusted, sought em- 
ployment elsewhere, which they obtained. 
"Being short of funds, the} naturally applied to thi 

of the union I'm- a refund of the initiation fee oi $50, which the 

secretary sterrdy refused to do; there being further heated 
ineiiis over the maiiei-, the secretary getting excited, took hold of 
the young men's collars to throw tic m out of the office, bat 
ii no easy man it to do so, as our young Gi rman friends i 
his efforts, although some union friends of the secretary lent ill 
assistance in order to eject them from the office. 

"Our young Germans made complaint to the German I 
in San Prani isi about the matter, and were later inform, 
meeting of the union would he called to consider then 

About a week a tier election, on a Monday evening, sonic such 

iok place, and it was decided to pay each of those young 

men the sum of $10 each. A^kie, tin secretary for information 

the disappearance of the other sin. they were informed 

that this money was withheld to defray thi 

tde, strike ami - 

The Philippine if not p The 

Government Postal Savings Bank of Manila has recent' 

stamp deposit .aids on which are p 
of different value to be affixed. When the depositor has stamps 
to the value of one peso, on the card. _ ie hank 

for a dep - the amount to his credi 

the lines of tin .nature an ss is a - 

off for tin ; thumb-print, so that even if illiterate. 


Rudolph Sprcckels and his brother John came into pos- 
se-ion of the Enquirer-Herald plant in Oakland on the 15th 
of the month, according to public rumor. It seems that the 
Spreckels family is not satisfied with the losses growing out of 
the running of a paper in San Diego and in San Francisco, but 
thai they must, acquire other means id' dispersing the millions 
acquired in sugar stock manipulation and the building of gas 
companies and valley railroads. The advent of the Spreckels 
crowd in Oakland, if the tale be true, will remove a remarkable 
dead one from the helm nf the Enquirer. Daniels, who has clung 
to the destinies of this losing proposition like a dog to a hone, 
is at last to be cast out into a cruel and cold world. Pardee and 
Dallon will find themselves much heller off than formerly, as it 
is understood that Dallon has made a deal with the Spreckels 
out lit, and as this also involves an arrangement with I he other 
large interests of Oakland, if not for protection, at least for 
silence, it is doubtful of what use the Enquirer may be to this 
family of lighters. The journeyman newspaper man will profit 
by the change, and that's a comfort. 

A notable addition to Pacific Coast social and club cir- 
cles will be Rear- Admiral William II. Emory, who commands 
one of the squadrons of Admiral Evans's battleship fleet. Ad- 
miral Emory is a son of the late Major-Genera] W. IT. Emory, 
U. S. Army, and has for many years been a prominent and popu- 
lar figure in society and ill clubdom, not only in ttie East, but 
in Europe. For several years he was naval attache at the 
American embassy in London. He is distinguished in appear- 
ance, as is well known to those who met him when he was on 
duty in Alaskan waters and elsewhere on this coast, about 15 
years ago. He is an enthusiastic and skillful horseman, and one 
of his favorite diversions is a rough ride across country after the 

The person named Gauteraux, who Hashed out the oilier 

day in the attempted guise of a "poet of passion" in an unspeak- 
able, as well as inartistic, mass of pornographic writing, is better 
ret ailed by Stanford students of a dozen years ago as a hook agent 
than as a book-Writer. Men who were in Stanford, especially in 

Professor Newcomer's English Department, along in L895 and 

1896, remember him a- the agent of some sort of so-called co- 
ne mercantile company, which proposed to sell all manner 

of things to I :u - .i ml others at extremely low prices, also as a 

man who exhibited the zeal and aptitude of a lightning rod drulh- 

mer in inveigling his fellow students into buying hooks they did 

not want. The fellow a is hawking patent medicines, not 


William T. St, ■ad i- an egotist sensationalist of the Shaw 

type. Bee ng fa as, through his imprisonment during his 

exposure of the degeni I n 

, i ai e for notoriety thai i> una 

able, lie came to thi- coiinirv and wrote a nonsensical volume 

entitled "If Christ Came to Chicago." He embraced spiritual- 
ism, ami at the present lie contributor to the Hearst 
yellow journals. II - ons concerning the development 

of the eternal European war clouds. : or America in thi' 

event of an entanglement with Japan, his "interviews" with vari- 
iwned beads, etc.. have long iscd to attract any at- 


In past centuries there ha 

public office being prostituted to the furtln inter- 
est, hut i! h : San l-'c.i i nam world- 
startlil luring the past half-centurv. to give what is 

ord-breaking illustrat 

almost able that in th - Attorney's 

department and tvv. out of the three criminal 

departments of the Superior Con ! over to the 

ambitions of a private individu th, to the harassment 

of thi it re- 

- hut a moment's reflection 

Dr. G. F. Nevius 


Formerly of Jas. Flood Building 



January 18, 1908. 


Stanford again feels the shame of having once upon a time 
harbored, long enough to give him a "permanent address," one 
Stanley Gautereaux., an alleged writer of questionable prose- 
poesy on the "Love of Woman." Persons who lived at Palo ' 
Alto as long ago as 1896 or 1897 have a slight remembrance of 
two fellows named Gautereaux. They entered Stanford, but saw 
visions of great wealth in the restaurani business at Palo Alto, 
so when, for some reason, the university withdrew from them, 
they bought a small dump, where Larkin's "smokehouse" is now 
conducted, and broke out on an elaborate scale, intending to 
cater only to active members of the Keep-the-Change fraternity. 
with whom tl e neighborhood seemed peopled in those days. They 
bought with a free hand, but never realized beyond the first in- 
stallment in some cases, and in others failed to reach even that 
stage of making good. Though outlawed now. the memory of the 
Gautereaux boys is occasionally enlivened by a reference to the 
ten-year-old ledger accounts in the hands of Palo Alto tradesmen. 
Now is the first, time it has been known for an entire decade that 
the Gautereaux fellows had a permanent address anywhere. 
President Jordan has denounced Stanley, so far as his claim to 
Stanford as a place for receiving mail is concerned. Though the 
dirty work that has been done by the writer el' immoral nastmess 
in bringing Stanford into his whirlpool of slime cannot be un- 
done in a day, the desire has been created in many a mind to 
investigate the alleged infamous work to determine whether or 
no the youth has evolved anything new on the subject of woman 
and love, so doubtless an immense sale will be the result. It is 
only necessary now for the work to be denied admission to a few 
libraries, and then Gautereaux may be able to square up some 
Ions-standing accounts in Palo Alto. 


Ernest Peabody, alias Ernest Castleton, who claimed to be a 
representative of Henry W. Savage, and who tried to induce a 
young woman to leave Philadelphia, ostensibly to join one of Mr. 
Savage's theatrical attractions, was recently found guilty of at- 
tempting to rob the girl and was sentenced to two years in jail. 
Peabody had already served a sentence of four years in Sing- 
Sing for a similar crime. 

There are a number of men like Peabody continually operating 
from big centers of population, such as New York. Philadelphia 
and Chicago. They pose as theatrical agents, and by means of 
advertising in small country newspapers lure young women, 
ambitious for stage careers, from their homes. In order to im- 
press their victims, they usually pretend to be representatives of 
well-known theatrical managers, and. playing upon feminine 
conceit, inform the girls that their beauty and charm will quickly 
lift them up the ladder of success. 

Two girls of some position, whose names are withheld for ob- 
vious reasons, recently came from Columbus, 0., to New York, 
whither they had been lured by a bogus theatrical agent, who 
had led them to believe that they would be placed in Mr. Sav- 
age's comic opera production. "Tom Jones." When they called 
at the Savage general offices in West Forty-third street and were 
informed that the alleged agent was unknown and probably a 
crook, they burst into tears and stated that they had paid him 
$50 as a fee for securing the positions. 

Such cases, of which the public hear naught, because of the 
victims' fear of publicity, continually are recurring in New 
York. The men engaged in this despicable employment are 
crooked grafters of the lowest, type and can be stopped only by 
publicity. A girl for whom one of them is angling can readily 
ascertain the truth by communicating with the New York office 
of the manager in one of whose companies the bogus agenl prom- 
ises her a position. Peabody was apprehended in that way. The 
girl to whom he promised a leading part, in one of Mr. Savage's 
companies called up the latter's office by long distance telephone, 
learned that Peabody was an impostor, and had him arrested. 

Now that the rainy weather is to come, the prudent house- 
wife has her house-cleaning done, and the cleansing of carpets is 
a great consideration. The puzzle is how to get the very best 
work and the most courteous, prompt and efficient service. 
Spaulding's Carpet Cleaning Works, at 925 Golden Gate avenue, 
is the best place to send your carpets. 




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®lje SatUj iSjumnrtet 

[ was talking the other day with a writer who makes part of 
his income by sending staff! to humorous papers -jokes, little 
sketches and such trifles as amuse us for an idle moment. I 
had heard that humorists are nearh always a solemn-faced lot, 
and 1 found him no exception to the rule. This set me think- 
ing, and my solution of the phenomenon was that the hard strug- 
gle to be I'm n n \ is whal brings about a sourness of disposition. 
1 quizzed him on the subject the other daw and received an in- 
teresting disquisition regarding the troubles of a humorist. 

■■ft is not altogether trying to be funny that has made me 

g |n." he said, "although that contribute! to a considerable 

int. My worsi trouble comes From other people who try to 
be funny. 

"The first mistake they make is in thinking that all humorists, 
are roaring, laughing, rollicking fellows, forever telling funny 
Btories, and exceedingly glad to hear them. The fact is, that 
the average humorist is a serious fellow — the problem of living 
makes him so. But half the men I know meet me with a grin 
of anticipation, and their first greeting is: 

■■'Well, what's the latest job'?' And they look- upon me as 
a mighty over-rated humorist if 1 can't hand them something 
hot and original right off the bat. They seem lo think thai 
funnyisma are running through my head all the time, and that 
all T have to do is to pop one of them out for the amusement of 
Ihe world. 

"But worse than that, they expect me to laugh at. their jokes. 
,\ T ow, T like to hear a good story or joke as well as any one. But 
it is not onee out of ten times thai \ am' told one that T never 
heard before. You see, as part of my business, I have been read- 
ing jokes and anecdotes for many years, until I believe I have 
heard nearly all the good ones — that I have heard all the poor 
ones I am certain. But along comes a friend, and as soon as he 
sees me a smile breaks all over his face. 

" 'Hey, old man,' he shouts, 'I've got a peach for you. Just 
listen to this.' Then he proceeds to unload something that I 
have heard and read until T know it by heart. And I am sup- 
posed to laugh when he gets through — for he is laughing up- 
roariously. It's something awful! 

"But the very worst of the whole lot is the man who has heard 
something that he knows is strictly original. Out of the kind- 
ness of his heart, he tells it to me that I may'writc it and make 
a dollar or two. This is an account he assures me of something 
that happened to a friend of a friend of his, so he knows that it 
is original. Then comes some old story that has been told as 
original for hundreds of years in some form or another. As 
an example, take the story of the man who was in a train wreck 
with his wife. Neither of them were hurt, hut he, in ordi 
Hint he might get damages, kicked his wife in the face, pretend- 
ing afterward that she had been injured in the wreck. 

"Now. that story is as old as train wrecks are. But it struck 
this town just recently on its third or fourth journej around the 
country, and reached the ears of three of mv friends. Each of 
I hem heard it from a man who had been told it by a friend who 
was on the train that was wrecked, so ii must he true. Now. f 
can't very well tell these friends that 1 have heard the ss 
for years, because T not only impugn their veracity, but that of 
their friends. And after they finish, they invariably Bay, "Now. 
you could work that up into something pretty good.' Then 
comes the aftermath. Whenever they meet me. thev want to 
it when it is printed. And I lie to them and tell them that I 
sent it to two or three papers, but that they all returned it. With 
that, their estimate of me as a humorist fails, because they know 
that it is a good and original story that could have been sold 
had it been properly writ 

i'e von wonder that I look sour, that I herd by myself a 
good deal, that 1 dodge acquaintani i 

1 didn't wonder a hit. and 1 choked down a good storv that 1 
lunl intended to tell him. He is lose-, too. because I know it is 
l man who saw a man who talked with a man 
who when it happened. i 

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January 18, 1908. 

Sty? lattl* of % (gutter 

De Castellane in the church, 

Stood with rev'renl air, 
That vanished quickly, when the prince 
De Sagan entered there. 

For on the visage of the prince 
Was wreathed a scornful leer — 

Full well lie knew the count could qoI 
Brook his insulting sneer. 

"No man shall sniff at me," the count 
Hissed far below his breath; 

And they that heard him knew that his 
Deep mutterings meant death. 

Therefore they stood wit h anxious air 
To watch the pair come out, 

And liris were freely laid as In 
Which first would fret a clout. 

It eamc with suddenness that quite 

Set all the crowd aghast, 
And ere the cops could reach the scene 

The Mows eame thick and fast. 

And following the hlows came hi 1 

Of truly royal hue — 
No crimson corpuscles were there — 

It stained their shirt fronts blue. 

Then down the prince went in the mud. 

The count athwart his neck. 
same lileu ! What blows were struck! 

And what a princely wreck ! 

Of course the gendarmes interfered, 

And to the grim bastQe 
Weni Prince de Sagan and the count, 

With all the crowd at heel. 

And Castellane. hero-like. 

The victor was proclaimed 
For having soaked the prince's nose 

Near every time he aimed. 

illuminating instance this 

Of how they do in France — 
Make heroes of such cattle as 
We look upon askance. 

Upon our Coast of Barbary, 
Where tights are burning red. 

Such people as the count and prince 
By shameful wages fed, 

Do nightly battle each to each, 

A siren smile the sage — 

In Prance the pedestal they get, 

And here the vagrant's cage. 

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Gertrude Atherton 

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San Francisco, Cal., January 25, 1908. 

No. 4 

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To the Bastile with Euef and Sohmitz ! No more fooling. 

Taft will be nominated on the first ballot. Our one best 


Johnson will get the Democratic nomination. Bryan will 

be a bad third. 

The Governor of Nevada was not drunk. It was the Gov- 
ernor of South Carolina. 

William Randolph Sassafras Hearst — traitor. Sells his 

country's secrets for five cents. 

If it depends on Weary Willie Sassafras Hearst, we are 

sure to have war with Japan. 

; "Euef refuses to talk !" Strange epidemic in the county 

jail and among the prosecution. 

Headlines in a daily paper read: "Woman Lost 27 Years 

Resides in Potrero !" No wonder. 

Put the Mayor and his pard in San Quentin, and then call 

the whole deal off. We're tired, all of us. 

We arc still waiting for some expression of opinion from 

the clergy as to the evils of the race track. 

Strange as it may seem, Heney is not talking for publi- 
cation. Sort of stricken dumb, tongue paralysis. 

All Europe is interested in seeing a scrap, as all Europe 

would profit by our trade losses. Let us have peace. 

Mr. Sassafras Sausalito Hearst is the greatest warrior on 

paper that has been known to history, modern or ancient, 

In view of recent publication of alleged naval and military 

secrete, does it strike you that Hearst is the man for President? 

The daily press knows, better than any one else, the evils 

of pool selling and horse races. Why so quiet, ye virtuous ones? 

Mr. Young, of Chicago, has explained Christian Sci- 
ence, lie's a mental wonder. Let him tackle Revelations next 

Tin 1 funniest thing that has happened in San Francisco 

in a month is Pairall's learned approval of the Appellate Court 
The American Admirals who talk to the Sunday sup. re- 
porters are to lie punished by court martial proceedings. That's 

'fin 1 Examiner is following the same tactics with Japan 

as it ,11.1 with Spain, After the scrap comes, it will disavow it 

The Libel Uttering Trust, otherwise known as the Bulle- 
tin, is doing a thriving business. The crop is good as far BE 

age suits go. 

— ■ — Lei the unemployed come to California. We have plenty 
of elbow-room, ami San Francisco wants thousands to help re- 
build. No panic or soup houses here! 

Two things our representatives in Congress should insist 

upon —a ship subs m. to give bonus' to builder, owner and 

ade with the Philippines. 

Thaw should have his attorney bring the gentleman | ?) 

wlie suggested shooting back to Wu York a- a witness. lie 
is biding in Bakersfield. Wake up! Jerome! 

The people are in no mood for immunity baths. 

Has Euef been photographed for the rogue's gallery? 

The postal bank is a great success in the Philippines. 

When Schmitz goes over, that hair of his will make a 

splendid mattress. 

The man who floated the lie that there wasn't enough 

water to go around in Mill Valley had better spend a day or two 
over there during the rainy spell. 

If such a thing as quickness should ever become chronic 

with the Appellate Court, the country would bless it for the 
habit of hand-me-down opinions. 

Why not get Mrs. Elinor Glynn to write the report of the 

Thaw case for the yellow journals? She is wasting her time in 
the fields of literature as understood in New York. 

Remember what the News Letter said? "Pride in jail is 

a stupid thing. Watch Euef work out his own downfall!" He's 
gone and done it! 

The most amusing feature connected with Tevis's soil 

against the Bulletin is the warm friendship of Thaw's advisor in 
Bakersfield for Tevis. 

Hearst would like to see thousands of this country's sons 

slain in war, but Hearst would never carry a gun! His natural 
weapon is a syringe. 

These are the days of the sea lawyers ashore. Every man 

you meet knows more about the Appellate Court decision than the 
Supreme Court itself. 

That anarchist plot in Rio Janeiro is quite in line with 

the usual opera bouffe proceedings in South America. Notice, 
you don't bear anything from Evans. 

We seem to lie afflicted with army officers who rush to 

tell the newspapers all they know, and who cautiously witb-hold 

information about all they do not know. 

If the Examiner had any idea of assisting San Fran- 
cisco's best trade interests, it would cease attempting to embroil 
this nation in a stupid war with Japan. 

The Hawaiian National Guard is to be increased from 

six hundred to one thousand men. The Monarch of All Leased 
Liars says this means war "for sure" with Japan. 

The races claim still another victim this week, and 

we hear no protest from the virtuous Call ami Bulletin. Mr. 
Langdon is too busy to follow up liis speech by actions. 

Let's forget our rivalries and give our attention 

exploitation of our possibilities. Let us put our shoulders to the 
wheel, and build up an immense trade with the Orient. 

That subway under the estuary connecting Oakland and 

Alameda is a nr.i improvement, and the bridges should 

be eliminated. Oakland Channel will some day be a great port. 

Japan want* American-made machinery and not bullets. 

A war with Japan would impoverish the Pacific Coast. Japan 
wants no war and cannot afford a war any more than we can. 

There is one consolation in the mass "f technicalities 

handed down by the Appellate Court 1; will give the p' 
lieu an .ant chance to elongate the Sprockets' leg and 

- are in favor of Ruef getting I 

Jaffa, the man who - - lav. whether they will or 

they won't. how to in- 

tbe hen fruit nantity and quality. lb' 

p the price 
within reach of Mender means. This would he more practical, 
-hould prod the commission merchants off the box ! 






Certain newspapers continue to inflame public Opinion by the 
dissemination of articles calculated I" arouse resentment. 

Japan wants no war and lias not at any time given evidence 
of a desire to resort to arms to compel ns to manfully stanrl by 
the signatures affixed to the treaty now in force. 

Unfortunate circumstances, such as minor riots, personal en- 
counters and gruff treatment by officials, not connected with the 
central Government, have given Japan ample cause to com- 

The continual agitation for an exclusion treaty to lie enacted 
before the Eormer treaty between the two nations has nunc to 
an end is an unfriendly act. but, as such, is in nowise construed 
by Japan as an overt official manifestation of hatred for the 
people of the great Oriental empire. 

Since the treaty went into force, the United States lias never 
had occasion to complain of any infraction by Japan of the treaty 
either by the acts of officials or by the Japanese populace. 

The incidents taking place in San Francisco in relation to the 
schools and to riots by the riff-raff of labor, the formation of the 
Japanese Exclusion League. 'and other unfriendly manifesta- 
tions, have been a liberal education in the limitations of a liberal 
form of Government. In Japan they now spell "liberty'' 

Secretary Root spoke the words of wisdom when he said: 

"I submit to your judgment, and 1 desire to impress upon you 
with all the earnestness I possess, that there is but one way in 
which the Slates of the Union can maintain their power and 
authority under the conditions which are now before us, and that 
way is by an awakening on the part of the States to realization 
of their own duties to the country at large. Under the condi- 
tions which now exist, no State can live unto itself alone and 
regulate its affairs with sole reference to its own treasury, its 
own convenience, its own special interests. * * * If any State 
is maintaining laws which afford opportunity and authority for 
practices condemned by the public sense of the whole country, 
or laws which, through the operation of our modern system of 
communication and business, are injurious to the interests of the 
whole country, that State is violating conditions upon which 
alone can its power be preserved. * * * It is useless for the ad- 
vocates of State rights to inveigh against the supremacy of 
constitutional laws of the United States or against the extension 
of national authority in the fields of necessary control where the 
States themselves fail in the performance of their duty." 

This mastnh address, of which the above is but a part, was 
written a little over a year ago, and at the time, a roused an- 
tagonistic comment on the Pacific f'oast. It was misinterpre- 
ted by the press and public as a plea for centralized Government. 
Il was in reality just what it was called: "A Brief Study of 
National Tendencies," in reality a sign-post indicating theeas- 
iest way "To Preserve the Local Self-Government of the States."' 
It was the result of experience. 

In relation to I he Japanese troubles, it was a summons to 
Californians that if they would avoid centralization and the 
"Big Stick." they must keep their house in order. 

[t is evident that "the majority rule-." is one of the funda- 
mental principles upon which this country's Government rests. 
It is manifest that California is but a grease spot on the map. 
Our behavior has certainly been better since the school inci- 
dent. Japan has no grievance. Japan wants peace. Japan must 
ip Manchuria and Korea. For these and many other rea- 
sons, let us stop this clap-trap talk about exclusion treaties and 
war, and settle down to real life — cease being the unruly hood- 

The News Letter has no desire to be 
KILLING of THE Pats. an alarmist, and it is with the very 

best intentions that it wishes to im- 
press upon the' San Francisco public and the people of the Bay 
cities in general the necessity of keeping up a constant crusade 
against the rats. There is no need of going any farther into this 
subject than to say that the medical authorities of all schools, 
the' laymen who have given the matter any attention at all, are 
all of them convinced that the only way to avoid a virulent at- 
tack of the plague is by doing away with all rats and mice. It is 
useless to follow the id'iotic policy of the big daily newspapers of 
San Francisco, which is much like that of the ostrich hiding its 
head in the sand. 

The fact of the matter is, the plague is not subdued, and, while 
it is true that there is a temporary lull in the number of new 
cases, medical men tell us that the infrequency of new seizures 
is due to the fact that the fleas are never active during cold 
weather or rains. 

The entire press of San Francisco, 
Tin; Coxsn.u; Board. with the exception of the News Let- 
ter, has chosen to follow the plan of 
the ostrich, and will not take notice of the fact that the plague 
exists. The Consular Board of the State Medical Society makes 
a charge against the press of San Francisco that must be met 
with an explanation by the newspapers who choose to suppress 
the truth. We know that the plague is by no means epidemic. We 
know that the work of the National and the State authorities 
has been thoroughly well done, but the Consular Board says that 
the press of the city has encouraged people in hiding cases from 
the authorities, and that the course pursued by these newspapers 
is having the effect of spreading the disease. It is also said by 
some physicians that the ground and tree squirrels of the county 
of Alameda have spread the disease, and that isolated cases are 
of record in widely separated farming communities. 

It is only fair to say that there is 
The Charge of Graft, a uniform unbelief in the doctor's as- 
sertions, and that the charge of graft 
has been made against the profession. The News Letter takes no 
stock in these stories, but it desires to point out to both sides in 
this controversy that the only way to make the work of the health 
boards of value to the community is for the newspapers to give 
the widest publicity to their statements, and to encourage in 
every way the application of preventive measures. It is idiotic 
and criminal to hide the fact of disease if such disease exists. It 
is hoped that the press of the city will take heed. 

Here is what the Sacramento Union has to say on the subject: 

"A Serious Situation. 
■ "The charge of the Consular Board of the State Medical 
Society against the San Francisco and Bay counties press in the 
matter of the plague is too serious to be passed without concern. 
The faculty avers that the danger from the bubonic plague is 
great, and cannot be met properly without the aid of all the 
people, and that they are not stirred to action because the metro- 
politan and bay press is apathetic. So serious is the situation, say 
the doctors, that the menace of State quarantine impends, and 
that means business prostration. 

"The San Francisco bay county press is furthermore charged 
by the health authorities in some instances as directly opposing 
the work of the physicians, and in San Francisco it is alleged the 
health inspectors of the Federal Government are by authority re- 
fused entry to infected houses and are denounced as grafters. 

"This is all sad and shameful. It is not probable that these 
physicians of the State and Federal Government are mistaken. 

January 25, 1908. 


They can have no low purpose to serve in the matter. When they 
tell us that only the most active and persistent efforts can prevent 
the disease assuming fearful proportions, it behooves us to re- 

ive with at least respect such official declaration. 

"It is not a great thing the medical men arc asking. They be- 
seech the people to labor with the authorities in exterminating 
the most known vehicle of communicating the black death to 
human beings. They ask that the truth be received, and that the 
teachings of preventive medicine be listened to with respect and 
nol laughed at and contemned. 

"Surely this is small asking, especially when it is in the interest 
of patients far more than of their doctors. If the latter desert 
in disgust and let things take their course under the advice of 
a contemptuous press, we may well dread the inevitable penalty, 
which, if .applied, will give California a baek-set from which it 
may not fully recover for years." 

Kill the Rats. 

Whether the people of this city be- 
lieve that the plague impends or not 
is of no moment, and there should 
be no need of a second warning from the News Letter in these 
matters. The Eact remains that there is danger of the spread of 
disease, not only from rats, from house-flies, stray cats and mice. 
Dogs should never be allowed in the house. Plies should be killed 
by the use of fly paper or other means, and the minute a house 
is infested or a single mouse makes its appearance, steps should 
be taken looking to extermination. It is the same thing with 
rats. None of these pests are necessary to our existence, and why 
any sensible being should object to the extermination, or be in- 
different to it, passes comprehension. We know disease is carried 
from these animals to the human being by /leas, and we know 
that the extermination of all these useless pests will improve con- 
ditions; then why not take steps to assist in every way possible 
the authorities who are attempting to stamp out disease? There 
is no good reason to be advocated in favor of apathy, and hun- 
dreds in favor of energetic action. 

Unanimous Medical 

There is no division of opinion 
among the medical men. They are 
all of them in favor of measures that 
will ensure the maintenance of the 
public health. They are also of one opinion as regards the fact 
that the public and the press is apathetic in these matters. You 
who have read this article do not wait until you are compelled 
to do so, but take steps immediately to kill off every rat in your 
be in and every mouse in your house. Not one of these may carry 
an innoeulated plague flea, and yet you will have conferred B 
favor on the community and on yourself. Do not wait until the 
officers force you to clean your premises. Imt do so yourself. The 
officers may all be liars. We will, for the sake of getting down 
to some practical basis of uniform work, agree thai they are the 
very worst prevaricators on earth. At the same lime, let 11- gel 
nil of the rats, the mice, the stray cats an. I dugs, and the tlie-. 
Let us clean our premises. If you have a pet cat, see thai be n ■ 
ceives attention, and an occasional bath with strong antiseptii 

Soap, and that he is powdered daily with Ilea powder. If yen 
have a dog, keep him outside of the house, ami keep him and his 

kennel clean. 

A bouse dog or a eat that is not a good ratter has no good 

reason for being alive, and serves as a repository Eoi the propa- 

gal ion of BeaS, and should be killed. 

The News Letter wishes to announce 
Tin: Race Track Again, thai Doctor Hutsim Ber- 

lie light, lie has 

his congregation insight into the race-track bell, anil spoken of its 

evil influence on the students of the university. It is to he hoped 

ber wearers ol the cloth will rail} around the W. 

ter. This is the time and the hour. We must do away with the 
n-k by pledging every candidal - iture to the 

task of elimination of the Emeryville crimes hell. 

The Fresno Republican is in line with sentiments that do it 
credit in this regard. It has come around to the standard 
in the tight for the maintenance of decency, and the 
of the family from contamination. Here is what it - 

"District Attorney Langdon regards the Emeryville rs 
about the most dangerous vice now infesting San. Francis, 
yon.l a doubt. Governor Ilugl ^ is of the same 

opinion, and proposes to close up the pool rooms in Now York. 
In California, the race gambling evil will be slopped jusi as soon 

as we get one clean, independent Legislature, and not s lor. 

The time to elect that Legislature is iliis fall. And. the time 
to plan for it, all over (he State, is right uow." 

The Railway Critic predicts thai a 
In a Hundred Years. hundred years hence the clumsy de- 
vice of locomotive engines will have 
been dispensed with. Whatever power is employed to drive the 
trains of the next century will certainly ho conveyed to them from 
central power houses. The trains perhaps will not slop at all. 
They will only slacken speed a little, hut the platform will be- 
gin to move as the train approaches, and will run alongside it at 
the same speed as the train, so that passengers can gel. in and mil 
as if the train were standing still. When all are aboard, the 
doors will be closed all together by the guard, and the platform 
will reverse its motion and return to its original position. 

With trains traveling at quite 200 miles an hour, and certainly 
nothing less would satisfy the remoter suburbanites of (he next 
century, a passenger putting his head out of the window would 
be blinded and 3uffocated, So the windows will lie glazed, the 
oxygenators and carbon dioxide absorbers in each carriage keep- 
ing the air sweet, and other suitable appliances adjusting its tem- 

There will be no such things as grade crossings; whenever 
the road crosses the line there will be bridges provided with end- 
less moving tracks to carry passengers and vehicles across. Of 
course, horses will long have vanished from Hie land. Cities 
will be provided with moving street ways always in action at two 
or more speeds, ami we shall have learned how to hop on and oil' 
the lowest speed from the stationary pavemenl and from the lower 
to the higher speeds without danger. 

The Pullman 1 lompany has lost its 
Must Pay Its Taxes. case in the United States Circui.1 

Court in which il resisted payment 
of the increased taxes recently caused by heavier assessments by 
the Board of Equalization. In its petition to the courl the claim 
was made that tie' assessment was exorbitant, as the increase from 
$600,000 In $1,000,000 was not justified In an] im rease in value 
of the rolling Btock et I the Pullman Company in Cali- 
fornia. It furthi the State had ighl whatever 

to collect the lax. as it was nol a railroad corporation, and that, 
therefore, the Board of Equalization had do jurisdiction over it. 
This contention, however, was mel l>\ the fact that for seventeen 
years the tax on the $600,0 I <ul had been paid without 

question of jurisdicl 

The Navy Department has let al- 
Si I'll. irs for tin: I'm i t ready, or will shortly let, contracts 

TO BE BOCOHT II for nearly a million' dollars' worth 

of supplies for the fleet after it ar- 
rives at Sun Francisco, the ships having taken on i I 
at Hampton Roads to last until this port is reached. Tin 

> be bought for the use of the Heel arrival here 

al part from San Francisco firms, and will he 

delivered al Mi I- .Bids n invited by the Navy 

Department for groceries, etc., to the value of $' ind for 

Hour to the amount of $60, I. Orders l 00 worth of 

milk, b i placed already. Among the things 

to be bought for consumption by the American Jack-tar are 

00 pounds of tomatoes, 750, I pounds of suj 

Is of dried aprii 10 pounds of dried apples, three 

million pounds of Sour, and great quantities ol 
fish and canned things. Most of the contracts for groceries will 

ns. but the Chicago packers will 
compete for the I ieago firms, 

gencies in - bat the business • 

will be ilon _ Is will be convey 

nd will be stored in the Government 

ii from the Navy Yard as they 
i 'qui red. 

V im .Tenn-'i. 

De from to 

m from wh - did. 


January 25, 1908. 


Revelation of the Graft Prosecution's Deliberate Duplicity. 

Desperation of Us Latest Tactics., lluef's Word 

Which the Prosecution Itself Rejects, its 

only Weapon Against Calhoun. 

The District Attorney's office, by 
A Game and a Joker. the force of inexorable fate, has 

been compelled to lay down its 
hand — the hand of marked cards that it dealt itself out of a 
"phony" pack some eight months ago. Apparently all the Ari- 
zona poker experience of Francis J. Honey did not prevent his 
overlooking the most important fact that he had permitted his 
confederate, Ruef, to retain a "joker" up his sleeve. Ruef, in- 
deed, so far has proved himself quite able to cope with the 
crooked game in which he was compelled to sit — at the behest of 
Rudolph Spreckels — with Henry. Langdon and Burns. The 
game was designed and played with a three-fold purpose — to 
dupe the public, to tamper with justice and In wreak vengeance 
upon Spreckels's enemies. 

Stacked Cards. 

In the entire history of the "graft 
prosecution" there is no exhibit of 
more startling significance than the 
contract signed by Langdon and Heney promising Ruef complete 
immunity in return for his testimony. This extraordinary docu- 
ment is dated May 8, 1907, and for a lull understanding of the 
deliberate course of deception and chicanery upon which the 
Spreckels prosecution then embarked, it is necessary to recall 
contemporary events. This document was, indeed, the key to 
the Spreckels prosecution's fondest hopes, its most carefully 
laid plans, but eventually to its own undoing. 

According to Rabbi Nieto, a confer- 
A Bluff. enee was held April 28, 1907, in the 

Temple Sherith Israel, at which 
Heney said to Judge Dunne: "We want Ruef to -plead guilty to 
indictment jS'o. 305; we will subsequently ask that the plea bo 
withdrawn, the plea of 'not guilty' substituted, and the charge 
dismissed." Judge Dunne's reply is alleged by Rabbi Nieto 
to have been: "I have absolute confidence in the prosecution, and 
will do anything they ask." 

. The contract granting Ruef complete immunity was signed 
May 8, 1907. 

.V week later Ruef pleaded guilty to extortion, in a carefully 
staged melodramatic scene designed to arouse sympathy for Hie 
"reformed" arch boodler. 

Two weeks after the signature of the immunity contract, May 
24th, the officials of the United Railroads were indicted by the 
Grand Jury. 

A Marked Deck. 

On June 12th, Ruef took another 
step lo cam immunity by his evi- 
dence in -the Schmitz I rial, but at 
the urgent objections of Heney, obstinately sustained by Judge 
Dunne, Ruef was prevented from telling the truth concerning 
the existence of thr} immunity contract. Indeed, his evidence 
on this essential point was designed to mislead the jury ami the 
public. "If," he said on the witness stand, "f testify full and 
fairly in these matters, I expect those gentlemen connected with 
the prosecution in this case to use what influence they have in 
my behalf and secure for me leniency upon certain criminal 
charges now pending against me. I shall insist that I am to be 
the judge as to whether or not my testimony is true." The ab- 
solute immunity contract was already a month old. Langdon 
and Heney sat in court acquiescing and assisting •' his indirect 
perjury, for, according to the ancient adage, the Mission of 

the truth is the suggestion of what is false. • D 

Subsequently, despite months of 
Knock-out Drops. ingeniously cruel "sweating" by De- 

tective Burns, frequent rehearsals 
before the Grand Jury, and star-chamber sessions in Honey's 
office, Ruef could not be induced to provide the testimony which 
the prosecution desired to bolster up its broken-back cases against 
Tirey L. Ford. 

At frequent intervals throughout these months, Heney so 

conveniently obliterated the immunity contract from his mem- 
ory — for campaign and other purposes — as to declare with fine 
vehemence that if the graft prosecution only succeeded in land- 
ing one man in the penitentiary, that man would be Abraham 

Double Shuffle. 

The significance of the Spreckels 
prosecution's shameful intriguing 
with Ruef and its deception of the 
public is plain enough. The bargain with Ruef was signed and 
sealed during the first week of the car strike, when the Spreckels 
cabal was concentrating all its energies against (he United Rail- 
roads, and giving all the aid and comfort it could to the striking 
carmen. It was the opportune time to conclude negotiations 
with Ruef for his "evidence" against Patrick Calhoun ami his 
associates. It was the psychological moment to rush Ruef before 
the Grand Jury, and to force the indictments against the United 
Railroads on "evidence" which the prosecution did not dare to 
reduce to the usual stenographic report. 

A Sis pic i (jus Deal. 

In calm review of these events, the 
latest moves of the prosecution will 
be regarded with as much suspicion 

" st 

as those of Ruef himself. When District Attorney Langdon las 
week failed to secure Judge Dunne's endorsement of a renewal 
of the immunity contract and thus was unable to accede to Rui I"- 
latest terms. Langdon gravely informed the public that Ruef is 
now to be prosecuted because he "will not tell the truth." The 
sincerity of such prosecution — without ulterior motive — is natu- 
rally open to doubt. The existence of the immunity contracl 
demonstrates conclusively that Rudolph Spreckels and his col- 
leagues never • considered Ruef's punishmenl as of any conse- 
quence whatever, provided I hey could use him for the Spreckels 

A \'t:u Dr.i'K. 

ill ion's 

It is obvious that the prosec 
enforced annulment of Ruef's im- 
munity contract and its driving him 

to a speedy trial, is the last desperate card in the Spreckels gi i. 

With Ruef convicted and sentenced, the prosecution hopes he 
will lie ready to play "the good dog" once more. Willi the gates 
of San Quentin actually threatening him, he will he willing to 
produce whatever brand of evidence the prosecution needs to 
consummate the Spreckels conspiracy against Calhoun. 

The desperation of the prosecution's position is transparent. 
"The pit that they dug for others they have fallen into it them- 
selves." The District Attorney has confessed that even under 
all the extraordinary pressure that it brought to hear upon Ruef, 
his word was worthless. After it has brought still greater pres- 
sure upon Ruef, the District Attorney proposes to ask a jury 
to believe his word and to convict Spreckels's enemies on such 
evidence. The Spreckels conspiracy is tailing to pieces. 

That Is LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for the signature of E. 
W. Grove, Used the world over to cure a eold in one day. 25 cents. 




No Branch Stores. No Agents. 

The efficiency effected in our clothes collection responds to every 
idea of acknowledged dressers. Here is congregated talent of 
shears, cloth and brain. The fruit of the best looms represent- 
ed in fabrics our prices always secure. 

When you can get good clothes that really fit you, and ready for you, 
to put right on immediately, doesn't it relieve you of considerable 
trouble that you have to undergo when ordering ^from the usual 
stubborn tailor, who thinks he \ knows it all? We make it very 
easy for you here. That's why we are in the limelight. 


FiCmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

January 25, 1908. 


®fjp ifarbor ffianxb mb % lulletm 

During the past few days there has been enacted on the water- 
front of San Francisco file dirtiest piece of business that has 
disgraced our town for a long time. The Bulletin, upholder of 
law and order, foe of the corruptionists, backer of the more 
than wise Langdon, the omniscient Honey and the gum-shod 
Burns, lias been making a fight against the law that it so vocifer- 
ously maintains. There is no paper in San Francisco that is more 
noisy than the Bulletin in ■shouting that the law must be obeyed, 
no matter who is hurt. Yet because an order made by the Har- 
bor Commissioners interferes with its harvest of nickels — tainted 
nickels, for to sell the Bulletin is getting money under false pre- 
fcenses — that paper endeavors to have the order abrogated, and 
scuds its employees to break it. Riots between the newsboys 
and the police have been the result. 

It will be remembered that some weeks ago the Harbor Com- 
missioners made a rule to the effect that there should be no more 
peddling of papers, or soliciting for baggage, in the arcade of the 
ferry building. The crowd of hawkers of various kinds had be- 
come a nuisance to the public at the rush hours, and it was for 
the benefit of the public that the rule was made. A "dead-line" 
was established outside the building, and all the newsboys and 
rustlers of various kinds were ordered to keep back of it. This 
was done for the convenience of the general public, and for no 
other reason. 

The rule was observed for several weeks; then the Bulletin, 
finding its sales dropping off a few nickels a day, resolved that it 
would set the order at defiance. So last week the boys who sell 
the Bulletin at the ferry were ordered to go in under the arcade. 

The Harbor Commissioners were not long in taking up the 
challenge thus hurled at them, and gave notice that the encroach- 
ment must cease. The Bulletin did not want to give up, and 
asked that it be allowed the special privilege of selling in the ar- 
cade. The request was, of course, denied, and then the trouble 
began. The State police who look after affairs around the ferry 
building, were ordered to keep the boys out. They proved thor- 
oughly inefficient, and the city police were called. Led by that 
gallant old warrior, Captain Michael Joseph Conboy, to whom all 
newsboys look alike, the boys were hustled out into the street. 
Fights and arrests followed. Among those arrested was a man 
from the Bulletin office, who defied an officer. According to the 
Bulletin's hysterical account of the arrest, the young man was 
told to move on, and as he did not comply quickly enough, he was 

The facts are different from the Bulletin's account The police 
were endeavoring to do their duty by keeping the boys where thej 
belonged, when this young man came along and injected himself 
into the trouble, taking charge of the boys. He would send a 
squad of the youngsters into the arcade, and when the police were 
busy trying to herd them back, he would send another squad in. 
He was approached by an officer, who told him to desist. The 
Bulletin man immediately became defiant, and shaking bis fist 

in the officer's face, yelled: 

"I'll get you for this." 

"I'll get you first," said the officer, and putting him under ar- 
rest, he hustled him off to jail where he belonged. 

Since the trouble started, the Bulletin has been full of m - 
ing statements regarding it. Nothing was said about, the paper 
asking the Harbor Commissioners for special privileges — the Bul- 
letin, upboldei of law and order, denouncer of all who as 
special privileges. Because it could nol gel whal it wanted, it 
has been abusing and villifying the harbor board, accusing it of 
being under railroad domination, of exceeding its authority, of 
being harsh, domineering and unjust. Why was the Bulletin so 
slow in coming oui with thi 6 facts? It the Board had 

been taking corporation orders, the Bulletin would have known 
of it hum ago. Why didn't it say SO? And if the special privi- 
lege requested had been granted, would the Bulletin hat 

ced the hoard: Would it have lei i: go on acting under 
corporation rule without telling the public anything about it: 1 
There is only one thing to conclude. The Bulletin warned just 
such special privileges as ii denounces others for wanting — and 

because it could noi get them, ii began a campaign of villi i " 

li is hard lo look at it. as anything else but a hold-up game. Be- 

fore the Bulletin donned the cloak of virtue with the advent of 
Heney and Burns, nothing else was to be expected of it. But 
having taken up the role of the reformed courtesan, it should 
have been consistent. Having denounced Schmitz and Ruef for 
grafting, it should not have attempted to work a little graft of 
its own. It has often been said that a bawd cannot be reformed. 
This affair is in support of the saying. The lust for vice-tainted 
coin cannot be killed. 

The Bulletin all through this has been working up sympathy 
for the boys and cripples who are affected by the rule. To make 
its pleas effective, it gathered decrepit old men from every part 
of town and set them at work selling papers at the ferry. Then 
it sent them into the arcade in order that they might be arrested. 
It showed one picture of an old man being arrested by a police- 
man. The picture was faked. A Bulletin man asked a State 
police officer to- put his hand on an old man's shoulder in order 
that a picture might be taken to illustrate the day's story. The 
officer stepped forward to do so. As he stepped forward with his 
left hand directed toward the old man's shoulder, his right arm 
swung away from his side. The quick-eyed man with the camera 
caught him in this pose. The photograph was taken to the office 
and doctored, then published as a picture of an officer assaulting 
a helpless old man at the instance of the tryannical Harbor 

Just a word or two as to the present harbor board which the 
Bulletin so violently abuses. We have had no better set of offi- 
cials, no more independent and vigorous one. The members of 
this board are working hard and earnestly to better conditions 
along the water front. For one thing, they have built a road 
around the foot of Telegraph Hill, a portion of town that has 
hitherto been impassable. That is enough in itself to recom- 
mend them to all good citizens. Their independence is shown by 
their attitude toward the Bulletin — their willingness to be abused 
rather than to break rules made for the public good. As to their 
right to make and enforce such rules, there can be no question. 
They have control of State property, and it is their business to 
~n regulate the use of it that the public will get the most good 
"ill of it. Suppose the shipowners took the Bulletin's attitude 
and refused to berth where the commissioners directed them to. 
Things would be in b pretty mess. But the Bulletin does not 

want the Commie bat Far. It merely wants special 

prh ileges for itself. 

To refer again to the Druce case for a moment (we are touch- 
ing wood as we write, in case it is still sub judice), it is alleged 
that the alleged Duke did aot confine his alleged disguises to 
spare pairs i whiskers. According to the Times report 

ot one witness, "he had a spare face." The witness went on to 

say that "his face was very pale. . . Sometimes he had a red 
all of which must ha\c I n very confusing. — Punch. 




C. 7Warey~ C& Liger-Belair 

Nuits, France 

Charles Meinecke & Co. 

Agents Pacific Coast 

San Francisco 


January 25, 1908. 

detain A. QL Matym an& % fariftr GIrmae 

"The projected movement of an American fleet of sixteen bat- 
tleships, with attendant smaller vessels, from the Atlantic to 
the Pacific coast of the United States is an event not only im- 
portant, both from the professional and national point of view, 
but striking to the imagination," says the great naval expert. 
Captain A. T. Mahan, in a most interesting naval number of the 
Scientific American. "It carries in itself certain elements of 
grandeur, it is, therefore, not surprising that it should have 
attracted particular notice from the Press; but the effect upon 
the imagination of several journals has been such as to approach 
the border line of insanity. 

An Urgent Naval Problem. 

"A measure designed upon its face to reach a practical solu- 
tion of one of the most urgent na.val problems that can confront 
a nation having two sea-boards, extremely remote the one from 
the other, has been persistently represented as a menace to a 
friendly power — Japan; and so effectively has this campaign of 
misrepresentation been carried on, so successfully has an obvious 
and perfectly sufficient reason for this cruise been ignored in 
favor of one less probable, and, so far as knowledge went, non- 
existent, that certain of the press of Japan, we are told, have 
echoed the cry. 

"Not only so, but European journals, notably some in Great 
Britain, among them certain which are incessant in their warn- 
ings against Germany, and conscious that the whole distribution 
of the British fleet has of late been modified, with the object of 
increasing the battleship force quickly available for the North 
Sea, where their only enemy is Germany, nevertheless affect to 
deprecate the despatch of a United States fleet from its Atlantic 
to its Pacific Coast, where it will be four thousand miles from 
Japan, against the two or three hundred which separate Eng- 
land and Germany. A new British naval base has been estab- 
lished on the North Sea. The naval maneuvres of this autumn, 
in which have taken part twenty-six battleships and fifteen to 
twenty armored cruisers, that is, over forty armored vessels, with 
other cruisers and torpedo boats in numbers, have been in the 
North Sea, one coast of which only is British as our Pacific 
coast is ours. 

"The Naval Annual for this year, a publication conservative 
in tone as well as high in authority, discusses the strategy of 
the North Sea with unhesitating reference to Germany. I take 
from it the statement that by May, 1908, 86 per cent of the 
British battleship strength will be concentrated, in or near home 
waters. Yet in the face of all this, the rulers of Great Britain 
and Germany, at this very moment of my writing, find no diffi- 
culty in exchanging peaceful assurances, the sincerity of which 
we have no good reason to doubt. 

"The movement of the United States battlefteet from the At- 
lantic to the Pacific coast is in the highest sense practical, be- 
cause it is precisely the kind of movement which the fleet of any 
nation may, and usually will, be required to make in war. It is 
further practical, because the United States has a Pacific as well 
as an Atlantic coast, and has not a navy large enough to be 
divided safely between them. The question is at least debatable 
whether for the near future the Pacific is not the greater center 
of world interest, as it certainly is, with regard to our own 
military necessities, one of greater exposure than the Atlantic. 

Why the Cruise is Desirable. 

"In my estimation, therefore, the matter stands thus: In the 
opinion of Sir Charles Dilke — than whom I know no sounder au- 
thority, because while non-professional he has been for a genera* 
tion a most accurate observer and appreciative student of mili- 
tary and naval matters — the United States navy now standi 
second in power only to that of Great Britain; but it is not 
strong enough to be divided between the Atlantic and Pacific 
coasts. Both are part of a common country; both, therefore, 
equally entitled to defense. It follows inevitably that the fleet 
should be always ready, not only in formulated plan, but by ac- 
quired experience, to proceed with the utmost rapidity — accord- 
ing to the definition of mobility before suggested — from one 
coast to the other." 


Commander Edward E. Capehart, the efficient commandant 
at the Yerba Buena Naval Training Station, has been criticised 
here and there for reducing to 24 hours the 48 hours' shore 
leave allowed in the past by a preceding commandant to the 
apprentices on the island. Commander Capehart is entirely in 
the right. It is not a good thins; lor boys in their teens, like 
the naval apprentices, to ho allowed ;il large in a great city 

for 48 hours, without I -. Vit\ few of the boys on the island 

have homes within reach, and these should not lie favored nl the 
expense of the others. The same rule should apply to all. At 
the Annapolis Naval Academy itself, where officers are trained. 
it is only a handful of the older midshipmen who are allowed 

leave after dark at all. Apprentices who are being trained for 

the ranks should not expeci more liberty than officers. 

* * * 

Lieutenant-Commander Lloyd 11. Chandler, Sag-secretary Ij 
Admiral Evans, is a son of William II. Chandler, who was Sec- 
retary of the Navy al the time Lloyd was at Annapolis. This 
was at times an awkward situation, and one particularly embar- 
rassing to young Chandler, when he was :i "plebe," for ii gave 
the irreverent upper classmen many opportunities for inflicting 

novel annoyances u] I ho youngster. Chandler, (he younger, 

however, is a sensible fellow, and everybody liked him. He 
carried himself with much tad under the circumstances, and 

earned the rope I of all. A i pie of years ago he performed 

the difficult task of taking a flotilla of destroyers from New York 
by way of the Mediterranean, the Red Sea ami Indian Ocean, all 
the way to Manila, without mishap. The skill be displayed in 

performing the feal earned high praise Eor him. 

* * * 

While we are patting ourselves on the shoulders at the pros- 
pect of soon having a couple of ' lialtlcships superior 

to the great British Drearlnaught, we must not forget that other 
nations are doing something in thai direction themselves. The 
Dreadnaught and the new American battleships each carry ten 
12-inch guns in their main batteries. Here is a little compari- 
son of these with other foreign vessels of the same type: Prance, 
four 12-inch, twelve 9-inch ; Germany, sixteen 1 1 1 L , inch ; Japan, 
four 12-inch, twelve 10-inch. The German and Japanese -hips 
certainly will have powerful batteries. How would they fare 

against ours? 

* * * 

In its desperate endeavors (o hoost circulation, the Ex- 
amine]' often performs curious antics, hut the most ridiculous 

was that c ic map of San Francisco's alleged defenses against • 

attack. J cannot describe it. beyond saying that it would have 
been a reflection upon the military knowledge of a tadpole. 
However, instead of being a revelation of military "secrets," as 
it purports, it was SO entirely mil rue and ridiculous that it could 
not possibly have revealed anything. 

Since the resignation of Tom Law-son. if reads: "Senator 

Ahlrich, General Manager of the (nihil States." We have sur- 
vived even worse things than these two. 

The army of currency reformers have had to take a hack 

seat, while the naval experts do their stunt. Ahoy the Heel I 



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"'Wctvrjx? mod 6trf Pk&sumr ' 

The Van Ness. 

''The Tattooed Man" is the title given to a hodge-podge of 
near-music and near-dialogue holding forth this fortnight at the 
Van Ness Theatre. The programme stoutly avers that the same 
is a reel dyed-in-the-wool "comic opera," but here the resem- 
blance ceases. This in spite of the fact that the stellar attraction 
is Frank Daniels, the pudgy, grotesque, genuinely resourceful 
Prank. For the cleverness with which he invests his role is 
worthy, far worthier of a nobler cause. 

.The music (called so for purposes of identification) is the al- 
leged production of Victor Herbert, he of the tuneful melodies 
of the "Idol's Eye," "The Serenade," "The Wizard of the Nile," 
and a host of others that linger pleasurably in the memory. That 
he can be responsible for this particular effort I honestly ques- 
tion, the bill-boards to the contrary notwithstanding. Even the 
quality possessed by the Cheer-up-Mary brew of music, that 
makes for their being stored up for whistling purposes, is not 

(here. What we do gel is ;i vastly unsatisfactory compilation of 
all tin- airs in the decalogue. 

Ami the libretto! (Also so termed for purposes of identifi- 
eation.) For shop-worn, road-worn inaninities and Joe Miller- 
isms, this particular "comic opera" book captures the prover- 
bial pastry. Harry B. Smith, that most prolific librettist, and 
A. N. 0. Fowler — whose first offense I believe it is — are the col- 
laborative assassins. Smith is noted for good things and bad. 
We are not unforgetful of "Robin Hood" and others of like 
worth that have emanated from his trusty type-writer. But there 
are many more of his librettos, fairly reeking with almanac jests, 
that have entered on the wrong side of our mental ledgers. It 
hardly seems that it was necessary to enlist Mr. Fowler's assist- 
ance in making "The Tattooed Man" the comic opera affront 
of the season. One man could have done it all by his lonely. 

And yet the performance is not in its entity a fiasco, for Frank 
Daniels himself is ever a joy. He has still with him his stock 
of expressive gestures, his suavity, and his wealth of unction. He 
struggles manfully with Babylonian jokes and antidated "busi- 
ness." He bravely seeks to dispel the gloom of the book, and, 
indeed, at times, through the power of his unique personality 
alone, does bring the smile to the lips of the most hardened thea- 
tre-goer. His handling of the song, "Rain in the Face," is 
really funny, and becomes the single pleasant oasis in an other- 
wise dearthful desert. But thanks are due to him alone for that. 

The company, as a whole, has worth, but no opportunity to 
display it. The costuming is elaborate; the scenery well painted, 
;iinl I he other details of production admirably handled. Miss 
Julia Brewer as Leila, gives pulchritude and voice to her role, 
and at the conclusion of her song in the second act, makes you 
hold your breath while she holds her final note. Harry Clark 
just dances, anil the rest do what they can. 

Good comic operas, I know, are as scarce as the traditional 
snowball in May, but it seems In me that somewhere in the 
length and breadth of this land there must be lying in wait one 
that would he worthy the efforts of Frank Daniels, the clever. 
I'll wager there are hardly any much worse than his present ve- 

Frank] v. Frank, I'd advertise. 
* * * 

The Novelty. 

James 'I'. Powers, who treads the hoards at the Novelty Thea- 
tre this ami nexi week in "The Blue Moon," is essentially a 
clown. \mi that this term is used in disparagement. It isn't. 
The possessor of the r mirth-provoking buffoonery is a 

rarity. M r. Po?i i ones. He can exhale a 

delicious humor that is infections, ami by cleai thods devoid 

ol coarseness, He < 'tis lines by more than a jug- 

ful. More Powers and leas "Blue Moon" could be assimilated 
b\ us to our better enjoyment. 



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January 25, 1908. 

Lima of cerulean hue is not such a tempestuously, riotously 
Eunny musical plav as the press agent would have led us to be- 
lieve." But it is, at any rate, entertaining in its bland English 
way. The music has a certain snap and sparkle, even though it 
be not overpowering in its originality. And then there is Clara 
Palmer, who has vivacity and the smile that won't rub off. I 
commend her as an excellent antidote for indigestion. 

Nanon Jacques is a veritable beauty-feast, and the gels' of the 
merry-merry comport with vast animation, and show the results 
of an admirable stage management. 

The scenes being" laid in India, allow great possibilities for 
the craft of those "behind." which have been fully taken advan- 
tage of, and the Oriental flavor is well sustained. 

But wher all is said, Powers with his catching grin and his 
magnetic comedy faculties is the actual backbone of the per- 
formance. Go see him one of these nights, you will find in 
him a three-hour surcease from the worries of the financial 

"tetingency." (Arnold Senthe, I thank thee for the word.) 

* * * 

The Alcazar. 

"The Boys of Company B," from the pen of Rida Johnson 
Young, could not, in the altogether, Bad itself in much better 

hands than it docs this week with our good friends of the Alca- 
zar stock. 

The comedy itself is not brilliant. 1ml it has the virtue of 
plot, weUrdefined and savoring of originality. It has humor, 
Lines, and, best of all, action. 

Howard Hickman clinches our estimate of his versatility by 
character acting of the first water in the part of the young mil- 
lionaire. Daisy Lovering — who is the champion lisper of my ex- 
perience — and the resourceful Maher, do a lisping girl and man, 
respectively, that are genuinely funny: in fact, their principal 
scene is the star note of the play. The rest of the cast is evenly 
good in the regular Alcazar way. The management has dis- 
bursed quite a few box-office shekels toward the production sceni- 
eally, the encampment scene, in particular, being admirably 

But — I have vet to experience the pleasure of realizing that 

Mr. Lytell is a comedian. 

* * * 

The Orpheum. 

"The Greal Anniversary Bill" of the Orpheum hardly lives up 
to the adjective with the superlative suggestion. Ii is one of 
those betwixt and between shews — neither very, very good, or 
very, very horrid, John C. Bice and Sally Cohen, clever as of 
yore, labor resolutely with a farce-abridgment called "A Bache- 
lor's Wife." a cross between boisterous comedy and burlesque. 
Vaudeville has the people, but it needs sketches. 

Sydney Deane and company presenl a singing specialty, with 
thi scene laid in the grewsome precincts of Blackwell's Island. 
The introduction of Abe Kuef and a few others of our local 
celebrities in this stunt would, r am sine, add materially to 
iis drawing powers. (This idea is uncopyrighted, Mr. Deane. 
You are welcome, gratis.) 

There are probably lot- of folk that think a forty-year dwarf 
who looks as though hi' were twelve, and is among those presenl 

simply because he is a dwarf, may he "Vule." hut I am among the 

others. This in reference to one Adolph Zink. 

You will find Inman's doge really worth your while, and our 
staunch old friend, the Biograph, is there with a picture enter- 
taii nt to bring the blush of shi to its human competitors. 

* * * 

What Mr. Paderewski Enjoys Playing. 

"Two very favorite pieces of mine." writes Mr. Paderewski in 
a musical Bymposium in the Christmas Strand, "are Chopin's 
Ballade in A Bal and the Fantasie in F minor." Hen' Emil 
Saner tells us that the piece he enjoys playing most is Chopin's 
B flat minor Sonata with the Funeral March. Mr. L 
Godowsky finds it no easy mattei to answer the question as to 
"the piece I mosl • njoj playing," bul finally selects the G flat- 
minor Sonata of Chopin. Op. 58, knowing, however, "that were I 
to choose again a week or even a day hence my choice might fall 
on a different piece altogether." ft is because of association- that 
Miss Marie Hall name- Paganini's Concerto in D. M. JeaD 
Gerard] - choice is "Variations Kymphoniques." by Boelmarui. 
"I think." write.- Mr. Percy Grainger, "1 most enjoy playing 
BuBoni's splendid pianistac arrangement of Bach's big organ 
Prelude and Fugue in J I major." 

Shadows Cast Before. 

"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall/' by the authors of "When 
Knighthood was in Flower," will be the New Alcazar's next of- 
fering, commencing Monday night. It is a drama of the Eliza- 
bethan period in England, and Queen Bess and Queen Mary are 
among the characters represented. Several other personages 
prominent in the making of English history aid the two royal 
ladies in carrying what is claimed one of the best "costume" plays 
ever written. 

Lavish staging is called for by "Dorothy Vernon," and the 
New Alcazar scenic artists and costumers are already busily at, 
work on the inanimate accessories. In the cast will be all the 
favorite players, including Bertram Lytell as the dashing Sir 
John. Thais Lawton in the title part. Will R. Walling as Sir 
Malcolm. John B. Maher as the hump-back jester, Adele Bel- 
garde as Queen Elizabeth, and Louise Brownell as the unfortu- 
nate Queen of Scots. 

* • • 


The Orpheum for the week beginning this Sunday afternoon 
will be headed by Mis-; Hilda Spong, the distinguished English 
actress, who, with the assistance of her own company, will pre- 
sent a sketch of Western life by Cecil de Mille and Witter Byn- 
ner, called "Kit," which the Eastern press lauds highly. Miss 
Spong needs no introduction to the public of San Francisco, on 
account of the great triumph she achieved as a star in the de- 
lightful comedy. "Lady Huntsworth's Experience," at the Colum- 
bia Theatre here some years ago. The four Parros, who will be 
-ecu here for the first time, are among the most recent importa- 
tions of the Orpheum Circuit. Company. New Orpheum motion 
pictures will conclude the entertainment. 

* » » 

James T. Powers will remain for another week at the Novelty 
Theatre with his splendid production of "The Blue Moon." The 
comedian has always had a large following lure, and bis present 
performance is bound to make him even more popular. The 
piece, while typically English, has been made over to suit the 
taste of the American theatre-goer. Dainty Clara Palmer has 
won the hearts of all by virtue of her charm of manner and 


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,Ia\m'\i;y 25, 1908. 



nl performance. Robert Broderick. Phi] H. Ryley, Nanon 
Jacques, Leslie Leigh and Frank Farrington are among the othei 
people who Berve to make the performance oi much in- 
terest. The second and last week of ''The Blue Moon" begins 
:' lii. Charles B. Hanford, supported by a splendid 
company, with "Miss Alice Wilson as leading woman, will begin 
an engagemeni of one week at the Novelty Theatre on Sunday 
night, February 3d. The week will be devoted to elaborate pro- 
ductions of "Anthony ami Cleopatra," "The Taming of lb,' 
Shrew" ami ''The Merchant of Venice." A chorus and ballet 
will b.' brought here tor the production of "Anthony and Oleo- 
patra." Seats go on sale Thursday. 

* * * 

Prank Daniels, the clever comic opera comedian, continues in 
bis production of "The Tattooed Man" up to and including Sun- 
day night. February 2d. On Monday, February 3d, comes Geo. 
M. Cohan's decided success. "Forty-five Minutes from Broad- 
way." in which Scott. Welsh appears in the role of "Kid Burns" 
and Frances Gordon as "Plain Mary." Others in the long cast 
are Claire Grenville, Elizabeth Drew, Carolyn Lee, Elizabeth 
I'ii n ill, John J. Clark, Arthur V. Gibson, James H. Manning, 
Edward Waller, Howard Stevens and James A. Davett. Some 
of the best-known song bits of the day are heard in this piece, 

the most popular being, "So-long, Mary." 

* * * 

Music lovers of San Francisco and vicinity will hail with de- 
light the announcement that the Minetti String Quartet, now 
in its fifteenth successful season, is to give a series of tour cham- 
ber concerts at the Century Club Hall, corner of Franklin and 
Sutter streets. The members of this organization, Giulio Minetti, 
than whom no better first violinist is known in this vicinity. 
Hans Koenig, the sterling second violinist, Andre Verder, the 
admirable viola player, and Arthur Weiss, the incomparable "cell- 
ist, have played together for such a length of time that they un- 
derstand each olher perfectly, and their ensemble work is as near 
perfection as is possible. 

At the first concert, to be given next Friday afternoon at 3.15, 
Mrs. Alice Bacon Washington, the well-known pianist, will assist 
and the programme will include Mozart's Quartet in G, Rubin- 
stein's sonata in A major for 'cello and piano, and the quartet 
in A major, by Schumann. Reserved seats fur single concerts 
wiU he $1, while for the series of four but $3 will In- charged. 
General admission will be fifty cents, anil seats will be en sale 
al Sherman, Clay & Co.'s, 1625 Van Ness avenue, Commencing 
next Thursday morning at nine o'clock. 


IU.1S8T.. ni:aii hi.i «™s. 
AbioluUl, CLi, i 
Th.atr, Building 

Society shows its appreciation, ami the list of week-end 

visitors al the Hotel Rafael grows. Here are ;i few of those 
registered this week : Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Coleman, Burlingame; 
Mr. ami Mrs. B. Schlessinger, San Francisco; Mis. J. II. Dickey, 

Los Angeles; 'I'. S. Cross. Mr. ami Mrs. E. R. Davis, Reverend 

S. J. Lee, Mrs. s. ,i. I Miss I.. Nagle, Charles Pennell, Mr. 

and Mrs. So] Wagenheim, Mr. and Mrs. (i. II. Run-. R. Johnson, 
B. C. Basford, C. C. Bell, s. R. Wood. Carl Grady, C. E. Eel- 
Bey, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lovitt. San Francisco; Mi- W. P. Mor- 
ris, Berkeley. 
Mr. Orpin's splendid management is making friends for thi 

Rafael with every day that passes. The Casino is a splendid 'en- 
dei i "ir f"i' the auto enthusiasts, and the hotel is so near to San 
Francisco thai it is an alluring home place summer and > 

The splendid patronage this winter bespeaks .i full bouse for the 

ine siuing and summer. 

Rosa Hooper Plotner announces the opening of a new stu- 
dio in the Voorhiea building on Fern avenue, just below Van 
iv is sure in flock to the exhibition of miniatures 
her paintings, to take place on Saturday afternoon. To- 
day, tea will It served to the elect from J to 6. Mrs. Plotner is 
well known and liked in San Francisco. She has made a study 
of her art at Paris, where she spent a number of years. Her 
miniatures have b ited at the Paris salon, where they at- 
universal attention and won the meed of praise from 
world critics. Mrs. Plotner is one of the few Americans who 
ess in Europe. The feature of the miniature 
show to portrait of Miss Sehultz and other society 
San Fran. 

Mrs. John McMullan spent a few .lays of last week in 

ni T. w 

w.'.-k beginning next Sunday afternoon. Matinee every day. 

I III. I 'A SPONG AND COMPANY. In the classic sketch. "Kit;" 
POUB PABROSj Second week of RICE and COIIKN. presenting 
"All the World Loves a Lover;" SHBAN and WARREN, BAILEY 

II RES. and last week ot SYDNEY DEANB AND COMPANY, in 
"Christmas on Blackwell's Island." 

Evening prices, 10c, 25c. 50c. 75c Box seats, $1. 

Matinee prices (except Sundays and holidays). 10c, 26c, 50c 

Phone West 6000. 

Novelty Theatre ° 



Second and last week begins Sunday night. Matinee Saturday. 
JAMES T. POWERS in the international musical comedy success, 

Twenty song hits. 

Sunday, February 2 — Charles B. Hanford in "Anthony and Cleo- 

Van Ness Theatre 



GOTTLOB, MARX & CO., Props, and Muni*. Phone Market 500 

To-night, Sunday night, and all next w«ek. Matinee Saturday. 
Charles Dillingham presents FRANK DANIELS in his latest 
comic, opera success, 

By Victor Herbert. 
Coming — Cohan's "45 Minutes from Broadway." 

New Alcazar Theatre 


BELASCO & MATER, Owners aud Managers. 

Absolute); "Class A" Building 

Forty-sixth week New Alcazar Stock Company. "Week commen- 
cing Monday, January 27th, the beautiful costume play, 

Splendidly acted, magnificently staged. 

Prices — Evenings, 25c. to $1. Matinees Saturday and Sunday, 
25 cents to 50 cents. 
Monday, February 3d— ARE YOU A MASON? 

Century Hall Club 


(15th Season.) 

Four chamber recitals. FIRST CONCERT, i'HIDAY AFTER- 

Reserved scuts, i m, 50 cents. Season tickets, reserved, 

Including four concerts. $;;, Scats on sale at Sherman, Clay & 
i !o 's 162G Van Ness avenue, Thursday, January 29th. 

Auditorium Hippodrome 



Every afternoon at *:i$; Ever) night al 8:15. 


The Peerless Potters, Her'og's High School Horses. Geisler's Cnmedv Elephants 
The Honey-Mora Tmure. Tin- Marvellous Costellos. Famous Orton Family. 2} 
Famous Clowns. Exciting Hippodrome Fvenls, The AV Donald Family. The Cele- 
brated Perry froupe, Arabian Acrobats anJ Gun Spinners, Suijjomoto Family, and 
Many other Famous Ails. 
Prices. 35c. soc and 15c. Phone. Park 1 


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Teacher ot Singing. Pianoforte, Organ. Harmony and Composition. 

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Hours, 10 to 12. and 2 to i dally, except Saturdays. 


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date set for the close of the February contest 
under the department "Places of Interest I 
Visited in the West" is February 20th. 
Get the January numbet and read the article. 
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Judge not, x : i in mortal, his defect, 

Wlio lonely treads Death's sombre way: 

Jicsl know what vaulting hopes were wrecked 
In that cold clay? 

Prate not, Priest! thy oarrowed creed 
Anil mummered mockeries hold no hope, 

Blind leader of the blind, indeed, 
Thou too. dosl grope. 

Sneer noi, cheap cynic, that hard smile 

But glosses o'er an ignorance dense, 
Death's cold embrace will rob thy guile 

01' all pretense. 

Omniscient Power! in as nnknown, 
We Feeblj realize thou mt ; 

Ami look to Thee and Thee alone 
With humble heart. 

Content that whatso'er is hid 

In the black region of the shade. 
Thou knowesi best. "lis ours i>> live 

Bold, unafraid. 

The Caliph. 

* * * 

The cdearing house certificate is a thing of the past. The - 

ditions that created the necessity for its brief existence have dis- 
appeared, and the pessimist, the croaker and the socialist are 


* * * 

A soup-house is reported to he doing a thriving business 
among the Russian and Greek colonies of the city. There '-. 
possibly some excuse for these foreigners — railroad laborers for 
the most part beim.' in a destitute condition, but there is none 
whatever for the able-bodied English-speaking adult being thus 
circumstanced. The individual lacking in foresight, or indif- 
ferent to the stern realities of existence when times are prosper- 
ous and money abundant, has no legitimate claim on the gener- 
osity of his thriftv co-worker when the lean years come and 
money is scarce. The Scriptural injunction, "Take ye therefore 
no heed for the morrow," does most certainly not apply to mun- 
dane affairs. 

t * * 

There seems to be something radically wrong in the aspect o[ 
the stars, from an astrological standpoint. Those eminent ex- 
ponents of the art. Zadkiel of London, Mada le Thebes of 

Paris, and our own Spangler. unite in predicting dolorous times 
during the coming year. The portentous shadow of a world 
war is, according to these cheerful humbugs, becoming more op- 
pressive every day. An uprising of the awakening yellow races 
is scheduled to comi off betwixt now and Christmas. Spangler, 
more daring than his colleagues, prophesies concerning domestic 
affairs. He boldly asserts that in this year 1908, "daughters-in- 
law will quarrel with mothers-in-law. and awful times will re- 
sult." The elimination of the son-in-law from this quarrejL 
the commencement of which is lost in the dim dawn of history^ 
is quite refreshing, and shoW8 how American enterprise, even 

in the domain of astrology, is supreme. 

* * * 

A prevaricator, whose fertility of imagination and stupefying 
audacity would have caused Ananias to hang his head with 
shame, and driven Baron Munchausen to suicide, contributed i 
story of the Philippines to a London magazine lately. 

This candidate for the Presidency of the Nature Fakers' I !lub, 
in the course of his long narrative, states that a giant lech, 
something like a thick rubber hose and six feet in length, em- 
braces its sleeping victim, and sucking his blood a la vampife, 
-iv' II- to the proportions of a gigantic sausage. The victim, 
preferably an American, shrinks, and of course dies. The editor 
;i- "\ idently somewhat abashed, as in a footnote below the pho- 

H. Bette 

1 163 ELLIS STREET, S. F. 

Formerly 424 Sutter Street 

Importer gf Fine Novelties, oMaker gf Ladies 
Tailored Suits, Riding Habits a Specialty". 

tograph of the writer he adds that the contribution is accepted 

on the solemn oath of the author that it is "absolutely true." 

* * * 

The hour draws nigh for the execution of Madame Goold, the 
murderess <>r Monte Carlo. It is believed, however, that the 
Prince of .Monaco will commute the sentence. The Prince, who 
is a scientist of wide repute, is yet a keen business man, and is 
well aware of the evil effect an execution in the precincts of his 
gambling hell would produce. The time is not far distant when 
public sentiment will insist on the closing up of this crime .■en- 
ter, for such it. is. though the resort of wealth and fashion. The 
millions of which the Prince is reputed to be possessed are dirty 
dollars. He is a contributing factor, morally, to the ruined 
homes and suicides' graves which are the chief products of his 
enterprise. Tn like manner, the time is at hand when the local 
abomination known as the race track, which is at this moment 
engaged in starting -.res of young men and women on the 
downward track, will he compelled tn close its doors. The so- 
called sport of Kings is a sport of devils, judged by its results, 
and if there be an arch fiend, he has no more faithful lieuten- 
ants than those who are engaged in this nefarious business. 

* • • 

The metropolis of the West surpassed the metropolis of the 
East in the magnitude of its building operations I'm- the last 
month of 1907. San Francisco, with approximately one-ninth 
of the population of New York, rolled up a total aggregating 
$3,900,000, a- against $3,100,000 for Gotham. This is an ex- 
ceptional occurrence, even taking into consideration tin 1 re- 
building of this city, in view of the scarcity of money. Fifty 
year- heiiee, when San Francisco is one of three great world 
enters. New York may have to be content with the second place 
quite frequently. 

The absurd idea of "heroic treatment" in medicine, and in 
everything else, is dead, killed by common sense. Our fathers 
thought any man who didn't face the music without anesthetics 
was a coward. We know any one who does is a fool. Of what 
good is pain? I>oes torture strengthen the nerves, brutality en- 
courage healthy Why should 1 allow a dentist to drag a deep- 
rooted fang from its ancient birth place, thereby causing me a 
glimpse of the old-fashioned hell? Ciii bono? If I am to be 
kicked by a mule, is the virtue of that kick impaired by shoeing 
the mule with cushions? "The cause, not the death, makes the 
martyr." The operation, not the pain, helps the patient. For- 
merly, chloroform was not used in child-birth because the Scrip- 
ture tells woman that she should bring forth in pain. Why should 
not the pangs of motherhood be lessened? We should cultivate 
prevention by celibacy, rather than pain by population. "Rough- 
ing it," may assist in building character, bui only the roughing 
and privation that is unavoidable or that lies between us and Suc- 
re--. Inviting pain is productive of no good. We have sufficient 
of the necessary without inviting the unnecessary. 

* * * 

I have a friend whom 1 at one time esteemed somewhat. I 

Burns Hammam Baths 

One on O'Farrell at. Fillmore 
One, Eddy at, Van Ness 

Open Day and Night 

January 2:., 1908. 



now suspect his probity. He recently sustained an accidenl 
which necessitated carrying his arm in a sling for a time. When 
be seemed quite recovered, I asked him why he still retained the 
sling. . 

"Best thing in the world." was his answer. "Regular snap. 
When I am in a street car women do not expecl me to get up 
and give them my seat. In a crowd, no one jostles me. I am 
given the right of way on a narrow pathway or in crossing a 
muddy street. I get deference everywhere. People are all kind 
to me. No one is surly. All are sympathetic. I get the best 
at restaurants. Why, man, it's the greatest scheme out. I'm 
always going to wear a sling in public hereafter." 

Of course, I was gratified at, this testimony to the kindliness 
of the average American to one in distress. I do not like my 
friend as much as formerly, though. 

* * * 

In these days of prosperity, slightly dimmed by the calamity- 
howler of the professional and the inspired type, it is well to 
remember that Americans are building miles upon miles of rail- 
roads in China, American rails and American locomotives. Can- 
ada, the Grand Trunk Railway, has placed orders within the 
last month in this country for ninety new locomotives, involving 
an expenditure of nearly $2,000,000; India has just ordered 
two complete four-deck American printing presses. American 
goods are in demand in India. In Peru, American-made goods 
dominate, and demands are increasing. A Massachusetts firm 
has just shipped the first motor busses of American make to 
Nagasaki. Automobiles are in demand in the Philippines. 
American mining machinery houses are overloaded with orders 
from Mexico. San Francisco should have ten times its export 
commerce, but San Francisco prefers the hammer-throwing 
specialty, and the family quarrel. Away with the calamity- 
howler and the fault-finder to the vat of boiling oil. 


Referred to the 
Silent Clergy. 

The evil of the race track game was 
glaringly illustrated last Saturday 
through the arrest of a fifteen-year- 
old boy who was caught in an Ellis 
street poolroom. He told the police that he had been playing 
the races for some time, and that his bets had never been refused 
by the handbook men, the vultures who will prey on whatever 
comes to their net. As evidence that he was allowed to gamble, 
he had in his pockets three tickets jusl issued to him by the man 
with whom he was arrested. The racing business is bad enough 
when men are the victims, but when the ael is spread for children 
il becomes doubly bad. Such a practice strikes at the founda- 
tion of the welfare of the community. Let a man grow to his 
majority, and he has some judgment. But start him on a career 
of gambling in his youth, and there is seldom or ever a chance 
lo reform him. 

Even if the game is allowed to run 
Inurt Poi.iii'. across the bay, the police, if they 

Here -i. mind d, could break up the 
handbook business in ibis city. Once in a while they make a 
poolroom raid, hut they do not seem to know what every OS 
knows — that tickets are sold at many (nearly all. in fact) of the 
oigar stands, espeeialrj the smaller ones. Bow thesi small stores 
i tage to exist is. te inaiiv people, a mystery. They make their 

uiollei Selling peel tickets. SS ihe |mll,v well kllOW. ?01 

might not he able to go to these stands and make a bet. Hut there 
would be no trouble if we were properly introduced. 

There would be no trouble in breaking up this game if the 
police made an effort to do so. It is a wonder that Chief B _j 
does mil exert himself in this direction. 

Uudvai'd Kipling is writing a novel. That's the 

why we have noi heard much about or from him lately. lleV 
iia abating. 


Pears' is essentially 
a toilet soap. A soap 
good for clothes won't 
benefit face and hands. 
Don't use laundry soap 
for toilet or bath. That 
is, if you value clear 

Pears' is pure soap 
and matchless for the 

Sold in town and village 


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January 25, 1908. 


After New York dealers dropped 
Mixing Share Market, out of the market for Goldfield min- 
ing issues in the early portion of the 
weekj and prices began to recede under a lack of buying orders, 
the gambling element in this city began to take hold. The Leg- 
islators of Nevada now in session, who have managed io make 
a record as sports — a special and highly flavored brand — by ad- 
journing a special session of a legislature to attend a prize- 
fight, have now a guessing-bee on hand, which permits of some 
gambling on .the question of "Will it — will it not?"' Applied 
to the market, where, between tips from private correspondents 
and specials from "the most reliable"' sources at Carson, the 
chances for and against the passage of the constabulary bill can 
be made to act as a lever, elevating or depressant, as desired, on 
the price of stocks. All of which must be instructive for the 
tenderfoot operator among the general public, showing, as it does, 
how much a mine in some cases really has to do with the ups 
and downs of the stock market. There seems very little differ- 
ence between a market actuated in such a manner, and the old- 
fashioned "clock" game, excepting that in the matter of expe- 
diting results, everything is in favor of the latter. There is 
every indication from the action of the market, responsive, as it 
is, to the news from the Legislature, that there will be a sharp 
advance in prices, if the bill to establish a constabulary force is 
passed, and from all appearances this measure now before the 
House will be carried eventually. In this event, now is the time 
to get into the market for these shares. The public to-day has 
a better chance than the people who first ventured their money 
in the early days of the camp. They have not been weakened by 
loss of capital, and further, they will have had all the benefit 
of the bitter experience gained by the former, and also of all the 
developments and improvements which have taken place in the 
interim, during the turbulent period when the many 
questions cropped up, as they naturally will, in the settling of a 
new mining camp that is worth fighting over, and which are now 
fairly on the way of being shelved for all time. The chances 
are as good as ever for dealers who now enter the market to 
make money, while they are not likely to face the critical situa- 
tions which have hitherto been apt to arise in the general situa- 
tion at any moment. In other words, it is nearly a case of 
plain sailing now. A strong and active market for the Goldfield 
shares ought to help the Tonopah and Manhattan shares, some 
of which are absurdly low just now. 

The Comstock market opened quiet during the early portion 
of the week, with a slight retrograde movement in prices. To- 
ward the close, however, the situation firmed considerably, and 
a sharp advance took place in a number of the leading shares. 
This was attributed to good news from Ophir, where there has. 
been, it is said, a decided improvement in the present workings on 
the 2"i00 level. Con.-Virginia, Mexican, Savage and Sierra Ne- 
vada were also higher, at the close, and in good demand. 

In the market for local stocks and 
Local Stocks and Bonds, bonds, business continues to pick up. 

The demand for bonds continues 
quite active, and several advances in price are noted. United 
Railroad 4s have been one of the strongest securities of this 
class on the list, and the gas and electric issues were quoted 
higher. Alaska Packers sold lower; Fireman's Fund was quoted 
ex-dividend of 5 per cent under the rule. Stocks were moderately 
firm, with prices generally steady. 

The annual meeting of the Califor- 
Calipornia Insurance ma Insurance Company was held 
Company's Election. during the past week, and a very 

satisfactory report was presented of 
operations for the year, which were sufficiently profitable to per- 
mit large amounts to be added to the reserve and surplus funds. 
The following directors were elected: \V. E. Dean, II. E. Bothin, 
H. C. Callahan, George L. Payne, D. Ghirardelli, A. I). Cutler, 
E. W. McCarthy, W. R. L. Campbell, M. L. Gerstle, Charles 


San Francisco, Cat. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000.00 

Paid Up Capital 500,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 313,000.00 

Interest at Jk per cent 

the rate of TP P er annum 

was paid on deposits for six months ending Dec. 31, 1907. 


Holbrook, M. H. Hecht. The officers for the ensuing year are 
as follows: President, W. E. Lean; vice-president, E. W. Mc- 
Carthy; treasurer, George L. Payne; secretary, George W. 
Brooks; assistant secretary, C. A. Schallenberger. 

Fireman's Fund 


Next Monday the semi-annual divi- 
dend of 5 per cent on the capital 
stock of the Fireman's Fund Insur- 
ance Company will be due and pay- 
able, and checks will then be mailed to stockholders for the 
amount due them. The total amount to be disbursed is $80,000. 
The following officers have been elected to serve for the ensuing 
year : President, William J. Button ; vice-presidents, Bernard 
Faymonville and J. B. Levison ; secretary, Louis Weinmann; as- 
sistant secretary, Herbert P. Blauchard; treasurer, Thomas M. 

E. J. Le Breton, receiver of the 
Receiver Files Bond. wrecked California Safe Beposit and 

Trust Company, filed his bond of 
$1,000,000 during the week. It would be more proper to say 
a $2,000,000 bond, as the four sun ties whose names are attached 
qualified in the sum of $500,000 each. Mr. Le Breton is now in 
charge of the bank. 

If the position taken by Henry S. 
Responsibility of Bank Russ in a suit instituted against 
Commissioners. the Bonk Commissioners of the 

State can be maintained in court, 
there will be fewer candidates for the honor in years to come. 
Mr. Russ was a depositor in the California Safe Deposit which 
failed some time ago, and he now seeks to recover from the Bank 
Commissioners some $16,634.:.:;. the amount of his deposit, 
claiming that they neglected their duty, and that he was induced 
to place his money with the bank by the statement published by 
the Commission that the institution was solvent. One of the 
Commissioners, a gentleman learned in the law, is reported to 
the effect that as he understands it, no such liability attaches to 

Member Stack and Bend Exchange. 

Member San Francisco Mining Exchange. 

J. C. WILSON, Broker 


488 California St.. San Francisco. 
Telephone, Temporary 816. KOHL BUILDING. 

Zadig & Co. 

Stock Brokers 

Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog 
Manhattan, Comstock, Fair- 
view and Wonder Stocks 

124 Bosh Street, directly opposite the new San Frenetic. Stock 
and Exchange Building. We have installed a private wire con- 
necting San Franolaoo with Goldfield. Phone Temporary 1725. 

January 25, 1908. 



his office. If such a rule obtained, it was stated that the Com- 
missioners would be liable for any losses incurred by any deposi- 
tor in any bank of the State. This would certainly be an awk- 
ward position for any one who has attained political prefermenl 
of the kind on any of the State commissions. And yet the non- 
legal might take another view of the matter and question the 
utility of a commission the members of which had no further re- 
sponsibility' than to draw their salaries. Of what use, it might, 
be asked, is a commission appointed to safeguard the banking 
interests of the public which will pass as solvent an institution 
so deeply involved that it is ready to collapse at any unexpected 
moment? The law in the case may be enunciated in the suit just 
tiled by Mr. Russ, the outcome of which will be closely watched 
by many citizens and taxpayers all over the State, who have for 
years questioned the utility of these commissions outside of the 
openings they afford for returning favors by the dispensers of 
political patronage. 

Notice of another and similar suit to that of Mr. Russ has 
since been filed, in which B. C. Harrison sues the individual 
members of the Bank Commission, which served in 1902, for 
$675. He asserts he was induced to deposit his money witli the 
bank on the strength of the statement of the Commissioners thai 
the institution was solvent. He alleges that they neglected their 

Retiring Clearing 
House Paper. 

San Francisco had not so many 
clearing house certificates in circu- 
lation after all. The sum total, ac- 
cording to a recent statement, 
amounted to $7,100,000, or just enough to keep up with the 
fashion set in the financial center of the new world. With the 
return to normal conditions, when the Easl began to pay back 
into the local bankers' vaults the money they own! out here, the 
redemption and cancellation of those certificates began at the 
rate of $300,000 a day, which was about as fast as liny came in 
Up to now the issue has been reduced to something like $2,000,- 
000, a great portion of which has yet to come in from out of the 
way sections of the interior. This accounts in a measure for ap- 
parent delay in the cancellation of the certificates, which other- 
wise would have been effected by this time. As it is. the bankers 
expect that before February 1st the entire issue will have disap- 
peared from circulation. The redemption of these certificates 

will tree a lot of securities deposited by the banks with the c - 

mittee as security, and at the same time relieve the bankers from 
an interest charge of 8 per cent, which \v;is the rate chai 
the amount of certificates held by them. Now is the timi 
the collector of souvenirs to get active. Before long tins i learing 
house paper will command a premium. 

New York was forced to resort to this class of earn 
money to a much larger extent than the local bankers. F 
of clearing house certificates during the recent financial 

gene.} reached a total of $97,000,000. Of this i 

only $74,000,000 in certificates were pul into circulation. This 
amount, while ii looks large, is Baid to avei than 5 

per cent of the total deposits of ih 

hanks. 1 1 might be added in this connection thai already the 
majority of these certificates have bei d 

Mining Shakes h 
v Bargain. 

The New York promt 
rado mining scheme called the Mus- 
covite Mining and Milling Com- 
pany, are spending • ■ ortnne 
in mailing matter to London in an effort to tap the pu 
Britishers with more money than brains. The London Finan- 
l lals Mews, which claims, and very rightly so. to have some ex- 
perience in such matters, says that this Muscovite enterprise "is 
absolutely the limit." The shares of this company are to be sold 
on the installment plan. .'! cents down, the balance to be paid 
on time. As there are some millions of those shares on tap. any 
kind of a demand would soon result in a fat treasury. This 

- what is termed the usual ground floor opportunity 
a fortune, and the proposition may appeal to thi people 

who are always looking for what they consider bargains, quantity 
in the ease of miniug shares generally taking the place of qualitv 
in the mine. The literature accompanying the letter's advice 
on the subject o( money making in mines is said to be of the 

usual florid type, the alleged ■ b.oing in a position, it is said, 

to suggest a rapid advance in the stock. The hrilliant venture 

has evidently not caught on in London the way its promoter! ex- 
pected, anil it is considered likely that some' other market will 
have to be found for the shares. People are inclined to wonder 
whether the shares at a farthing each are cheap at even that 

Out here we have offerings of cheap stock- now and then. A 
despatch from Stockton just received reports the sale of 335,000 
shares in what is known as the Three Star Mining Company of 
Arizona, by the sheriff, to satisfy a judgment for $10,000. The 
block of stock brought just $5 net. The sheriff's I'ee for eon- 
ducting the auction was $4.25, which left. 75 cents to be applied 
in satisfaction of the judgment. 

A Movement in 
California Mines 

There is again a demand for 
California mining property, and 
some sales are about to be closed, it 
is said, in the near future. Among 
oilier possible transactions of the kind is the old Black Oak mine, 
at Soulsbyville, in Tuolumne County, now bonded to a syndicate. 
This mine has been a large producer in its time. Its ore, while 
rich in gold, carries considerable silver, with some galena. From 
all that can be learned, the new owners of the Alaska mine at 
Pike City are doing well. A strike of some of the rich specimen 
ore lor which this property is famous, has just been reported. 

, The Home Insurance Company of 

A Strong Financial New York, Elbridge G. Snow, presi- 

Sitowing. dent, has just issued a statement 

showing the financial condition of 
the company, and a tabulated account of its assets, which total 
$20,862,697. The surplus, as regards policy-holders, amounts 
to $10,203,211. During the year L907, a conflagration reserve 
of $500,000 has been created. But for that, a heavy depreciation 
n the securities listed, the statement would show assets totaling 


Kill the rats and clean your premises. Starve out the pests. 
One per cent of all the thousands of rats caught and killed by 
the Federal authorities were found to be plague stricken. There 
will be a public ling at the board room of the Mer- 

ge next Tuesday afternoon a] % o'clock. Go 
I ou thinking men and and listen to Doctor Buperl 

Blue, of the I oited States Marine Hospital Service, and it may 
be that, you will waken n. the tact that your individual help is 
needed, and that official action alone, with all the help the Fed- 
eral. State and City Government can give is not sufficient to 
stamp out infectious maladies in tins city. There is need of an 

The oen grill of the Vienna Cafe is enjoying a deserved 

popularity. , ml the only place in the city where one mm 

a rich, juiej -teak or an English mutton chop done to just 

_'nt turn to suit the individual taste. The Vienna Cafe and 

mated at lull Van Ness avenue. Mr. Galindo, the 

affable proprietor, has a repute for frozen dainties and pastl 
all kinds t. ad to none. His mince pies and In 

OS are dreams. 

Genuine gluten bread, recommended by all physicians. 

made by the Califon l Company. Fillmore and Eddy 

-. the mosl sanitary and tip to 
liver a varietj of bread and rolls every morn 

His 1 

Qrej — Oh, 1 wish I had yon doubt you 

would enjoy usil - nking. if it were mine 

I could stop it when I liked. 

■rking down flour to meet the 

other tumblings in prices? Evi coming down — 

why not • if meat? 

The chase after the Colron securities is a sort of i 

in search of the Golden Fleece, with about as mucl 



January 25, 1908. 

Qoe that w'dlftaf V* tknl.sir, wHijva 


Blarst me port air" larboard toplight ! 

Blow me buntline mizzen-sheet ! 
But there ain't a single lubber 

At what knows why comes the fleet. 
An' I'll casually mention, 

Them as thinks there'll be a mess 
Willi the almond-opticked gentry, 

Well — they simply miss their guess. 

'Tain't no proposition warlike; 

'Tain't no proposition dark ; 
For this little game of cruisin' 

Is jest somethin' of a lark. 
An' it ain't no yarn I'm spinnin', 

For I've got me log all straight — 
Why, it's but a social visit 

Bein' paid the Golden Gate. 

It's like this: that gent named Teddy, 

Knows our debootants is short 
Of the altar-bound material 

In this little Western port; 
An' that bunch of tars, me hearties, 

Will help boost the Big Stick's fame — 
They're most eligible parties 
In the matrimonial game ! 

Baknett Franklin. 

There is another chance for a full-throated chorus a3 to 

the Japanese. Some industrious Oriental has leased 760 acres 
of stumpage land in the Puget Sound country. It is readily 
believable that the milling company would have just as willingly 
rented the land to white men possessed of the same enterprise. 
It is well to note that a Swisa colony has taken steps to acquire 
200,000 acres of land on Hood's canal. These acres are turned 
over to Angora goats, and yet the Swiss are not accused of wish- 
ing to butt in. 

Very evidently "The Shuttle,'' Mrs. Frances Hodgson 

Burnett's latest and most successful novel, if they have read it, 
has had no effect on the Vanderbilt family. It is also believable 
that the experiences of Anno Gould mean nothing to them; also, 
the Countess of Yarmouth's troubles go for naught. Interna- 
tional marriages are nearly all failures. It seems incredible that 
a mother should allow her daughter to so tempt fate, for the pur- 
pose of having a coronet in the family. 

Despite pantalettes, the Saint Gaudens design for the 

twenty dollar gold piece is popular. The mint reports a run, 
and in just one hour and a half, 500 persons had passed the 
cashier's window, at the Chicago sub-treasury, deposited $20, 
and secured one of the new coins in exchange. This is, inciden- 
tally, a refutation of the charge that Chicago is suffering from 
poverty and panic, and that the Windy City prefers paper money. 

The Thaw trial drags wearily along, and the impossible 

little soubrette has had to rehash her shameful story. It cannot 
be said, regardless of her undoubted bad character, that Jerome 
has gained anything by his browbeating and shouting at the 
witness. The public is sick of the dirty mess, and the yellow 
journals are having a hard time of it making conv. 

— — Advertising that our soldiers are illy clothed and poorly 
Eed - one way the daily press takes to show its patriotism. The 
charge is untrue and malicious. Even if it were true, it is un- 
wise to say so, particularly if the aforesaid papers believe the 
other lies they tell of impending war. 

There is a cheering element in the Vanderbilt-Szechenyi 

alliance, and that is, that the count in question is not a beggai 

He is well provided with this world's goods, and provisi - 

made for a community plan of share and share alike in worldly 

The newspapers publishing the "A Mutt" cartoons are 

the allies of the race-track swindlers, and the idea is to make 
attractive the racing page, interest 'in which was rapidly waning. 
It is aimed to lure the young and to debauch them into the 
racing game. The jokes indulged in are inane and stupid. 
These pictures are all on a level with the intelligence of tin' 
Emeryville frequenter, and the habitue of the Sausalito pool 

A tunnel has been opened under East River, New York, 

for the relief of Brooklyn Bridge. It has a capacity of 30,000 
passengers an hour. Other tunnels aiv in contemplation. Ala- 
meda and Oakland should bate the bridge nuisance by a subway. 
San Francisco and Oakland should have a tunnel, too. Let's ex- 
periment with Alameda and Oakland. 

The Oakland Tribune's description of the Lincoln-Roose- 
velt League is a picturesque addition to recent current comment, 
not to say literature. It is hereby recommended to Dunk Mac- 
Pherson, Chester Powell and to the Hyphenated Journalistic 
Dimorphism at Grass- Valley-Nevada-City. 

The anti-imperialists, so called, have had another body 

blow. The Philippines is the only country on earth that is pros- 
perous at this writing. With prosperity lias come an abiding 
desire on the part of the people to be permanently attached to the 

Very evidently Governor Hughes does not appeal to Mr. 

Lawson as a possible candidate for the Presidency, if Hughes 
would only unbend long enough in give as an opinion of Mr. 
Lawson, it might be quite an interesting bit of information. 

Didn't know we had so many naval experts in the United 

States! Cannot some use be mad,/ of them in our orange or- 
chards and lying-in hospitals? Anyway, Admiral Brownson is 
going to take to raising oranges near Pasadena. 

Mr. Heinze forgot that the law pro\ ides a line of not less 

than five, and not more than ten years in the penitentiary for 
over-certification of checks on National banks. He is right in 
line to remember the fact much longer ilian lie fori; 

That big fine of Judge Laridis's has just reached the 

Supreme Court, but according to the computations by experts, 
it is suspected that action will lie had in about twentj years, 
providing there is no demurrer filed, 

If lies were powder and shell, and imagination action, 

then Willie Hearst would be a major of horse marines, leading a 
Maxim battery across the seas to attack the Mikado. He's the 
most humorous of all modern Munehausens. 

Somebody in the Easl has suggested a worthy gentleman 

for the Presidency, who is afflicted with writers' cramp, and who 
is deaf, dumb and blind. Ideal conditions. Unfortunately, we 
have forgotten the gent's name. 

It is astonishing how many capitalists are anxious to 

investigate the "worthless" securities of the California Safe De- 
posit and Trust Company. They are all hoping for a bargain- 
counter offering. 

We are waiting for another thrill. Haven't had one 

since the Appellate Court handed down its decision. If Ruef 
should decide to tell the truth for a week, what a sensation that 
would be! 

Conditions at the County .tail must be had or 1,'ucf 

wouldn't say so. The poor cuss is still playing to the galleries, 
even if it's only a gallery of jail birds. He has the habit. 







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JANUABI 25, 1908. 





Superior Judge James R. Welch, of San Jose, has decided th;it 
a bill-board may be declared a nuisance and be abated. This is 
in line with desired reforms backed by the Out Door Art League, 
which is trying to rid the beantiful alameda drive between' San 
Jose and Santa Clara of undesirable signs. Some good work 
might also be done in ridding the fields bordering the railroad 
lines approaching San Francisco of the multitudinous lines ap- 
proaching San Francisco of the multitudinous bill boards which 
shut off the view of travelers, who wish to feast undistracted 
upon the exquisite nature scenes that line the roads into the 
city. There ought to be ways of advertising without marring 
natural scenery. 

* * * 

If the sacred turtle of China, which was on exhibition in Oak- 
land, in front of a fashionable restaurant, had power to think, 
it must have heartily wished itself back in the heathen country 
of China, or that turtles came under the protection of the 
Humane Society laws, as animals do. Men and boys poked it 
unmercifully with sticks and canes. People who crowded to see 
it walked over its flippers, without a thought, as though it was 
an inanimate thing, while dogs were set upon it. The rougher 
element thought it great sport. 

However, its troubles are ended in the soup pot, and only its 
silver anklet encased in glass, bearing the imperial insignia of 
China, is all that remains to tell the tale of the inglorious end 
of this sacred turtle in a foreign land. 

Home Protective Association, San Mateo, Col. 

Gentlemen — The members of the Executive Smelter Commit- 
tee of Alameda desire to draw your attention to certain matters 
relating to the proposed ordinance that is now before the Board 
of Supervisors of San Mateo County relating to the running of 
the proposed smelter at Baden. 

The ordinance, as we understand it, provides for the regulation 
of the proposed smelter by limiting the amount of sulphurous 
gases to be allowed to escape from tin 1 smoke-stacks of the smel- 
ter to a certain percentage. Such an ordinance as that would be 
worse than useless, in as much as it would permit the smelter to 
be erected in the first place, and secondly, only places a restric- 
tion upon the owners that it would be absolutely impossible to 
enforce. A conviction upon the charge based on such an ordi- 
nance would be an utter impossibility. And we believe that any 
ordinance short of one that would absolutely prohibit the erection 
of any smelter for the reduction of ores containing sulphur and 
arsenic would place the owners of property entirely at the mercy 
of the smelter company. 

We think, further, that the passage of such an ordinance 
might have the effect of tying the hands of any person who might 
hereafter attempt to restrain the smelter people through the 
medium of the courts, and is therefore dangerous in the extreme. 

E, K. TAYLOR, Mayor of Alameda. 

FRED \Y. n'KVKI.YN. Chairman. 

A. A. CUNNINGHAM, Secretary. 


T. C. WEST. 

Executive Smelter Committee of Alameda. 

The above communication shows that the people of Alameda 

io the situation, and aware of the subterfuge practiced 

on the people of San Mateo. 

* * * 

The proposition of Mr. William Kent to create a reserve of all 
of Mount Tamalpa at deal of interest in 

Marin County, and systematic work looking towards that end is 
being organized. 

Count; Supervisors at their next meeting have promised 
io take the preliminary steps to open a public road to the Muir 
Redwoods, which Mr. Kent has given the nation, and which can 


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leaded glass front 

and fancy top 

makes as handsome 

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659 to 663 Mission St. 


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only be reached now by a private road built years ago by the 
Bohemian Club. 

* * * 

A movement is on foot to start systematically towards the for- 
mation of a Greater San Rafael. It is proposed to hold meetings 
in all the towns that would come in the new incorporation. Some 
influential citizen — Mr. Kent if he will accept the position — will 
be chosen as chairman of the committee having the work in 
charge, and public opinion, which is already very strongly in 
favor of the idea, will be concentrated. The plan of having half 
a dozen small towns each with Its own municipal Government, is 
found very expensive and cumbersome, and all the larger prop- 
erty holders especially are for a big town under one Government. 
The population of the proposed city would be about 1 '.2,000, and 
its assessed valuation as many millions. 

* * * 

The Elks are about to organize a new lodge at San Rafael. 
The charter was at first refused on the ground that the lasl 
census did not show 5,000 inhabitants, but a local census has 
been made, and the town trustee.- on the showing made have offi- 
cially declared that San Kafael lias a population of initio. So the 
charter will be granted. 

* * * 

The Knights of Columbus will hold special e il San 

Rafael Sunday, in connection with tin- inauguration of ;i urn 
lodge. Visitors are expei ted from all and a very 

elaborate programme, inclu jion, has been ir- 


Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

have opened at corner of California and Polk streets. 

Palo Alto Planing Mills 

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January 25, 1908. 




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Let us for a moment calmly face the voluminous denuncia- 
tion that is being volleyed at the Appellate Court. In no single 
instance is it averred, by the librettists and muck-rakers of the 
daily press, that the decision is not good law. The clamor by the 
press, divested of melodramatic fustian, is that the case should 
not have been weighed as to its legal phases, but as to its merits 
and as to whether it was good polities or policy for the court to 
hand down a decision that has practically freed the indicted 
Mayor and his coadjutors of the charge of extortion as far as 
regards the keepers of French restaurants. 

It is therefore a claim that is made, honestly in many quarters, 
and dishonestly in others, that no case shall be tried legally but 
with a view to allaying the public cry for some kind of repressive 
action as far as regards accused, that will not be in conformity 
with written law. The policy of the News Letter has been to 
stand for the general good in its editorial comment, and it has 
always been an upholder of the Government and of law and or- 
der. We have contended that Schmitz was and is undoubtedly 
guilty of many crimes, but we have steadfastly contended that, 
in this particular case, he was not given a fair trial, and that 
there were many errors made by the prosecution, many errors 
made by the Judge, that would eventually give the accused, or 
should give him, either a rehearing or an acquittal. That he 
should profit by any decision made by the Appellate Court be- 
cause of error is regrettable, but any citizen who has any regard 
for his country must approve of the bravery of sworn Judges, 
who are able to rise above public clamor and render a judgment 
according to the plain reading of the law. It is not only regret- 
table, but costly, that the prosecution and the trial judge should 
have, by their own arts or omissions or arbitrary rulings rendered 
all their previous work null and void, as the result of listening 
to and heeding the angry voice of the people, and that so little 
care should have been taken to safeguard the rights of the State 
— in other words — these self-same people. 

Once again we are able to see very clearly the bad result of 
trying and adjudging people guilty in the public press before the 
accused have had a chance to make a defense in the courts. We 
have contended all along that the District Attorney is an officer 
of the court, and that it is one of the first principles of law in 
this country to presume the accused guiltless, until such time 
as he has been proven otherwise, and the District Attorney has 
no right to specify in the public press the fact that the prisoner 
is .guilty, and to name the place of execution or the manner of 

punishment before his arraignment at the bar of justic 


the case of graft prosecution and its treatment of all the accused, 
we have been regaled on predigested convictions before we have 
had a fair chance to guess the nature of the charge against the 

Popular clamor is a mighty poor guide in dealing with accused 
people, and while we may appease the thirst of the people Eor a 
victim, it is rate, indeed, that such appeasement is true justice, 
nor is it often justified by after events. The Schmitz case is 
allied to the case of Calhoun and others, who are accused of hav- 
ing bribed the Supervisors. We know full well that there has 
developed a cry all over the country against what may be termed 
the quasi-public corporations. The muck-raker is abroad in the 
land, and his name is legion. He is hitting right and left, and 
the innocent and the guilty fall under his flail of words. 

It would be puerile indeed to argue that the labor union Mayor 
of San Francisco was a saint, or that his partner, Abraham Uuef, 
was not guilty of some of the many charges brought against him. 
There is one way, and one way only, of arriving at beneficial re- 
sults in a prosecution such as has been waged by Messrs. Spreek- 
els, Langdon and Heney. Eliminating, for the sake of argument, 
the personal phase in the struggle, and forgetting for the mo- 
ment that the prosecution's motives have been impugned and 

the rancour of partisanship, it remains evident that the legal 
is the right way. The right way is the legal way. If we are go- 
ing to ignore legal procedure on the one hand, why not on an- 
other ? 

It will be admitted that the prosecution is not so much cha- 
grined at the arrival of a decision favorable to Schmitz as that 
this decision may in some way assist Mr. Calhoun and the other 
indicted magnates to escape the infliction of some penalty by im- 
prisonment for crimes that have been insistently alleged. 

If it be admitted, for the sake of argument, the payment of 
money really took place from certain corporations to Mr. Ruef, 
and that this delectable individual afterwards divided this money 
an g his Board of Supervisors and his Mayor. 

Is it necessary to recall to the public mind conditions obtain- 
ing at that time? Do we not, all of us, know that it was com- 
mon current report that nothing, not even a license to operate a 
peanut roaster, could be. obtained from these officials without the 
payment of money as a "fee" or otherwise. Do we not know 
from the evidence of the gentlemen boodlers the prosecution has 
washed so lily white with immunity that current rumor was cor- 

The city was face to face with the results of as great a calamity 
as has ever been visited on any city since the days of the destruc- 
tion of Ninevah, Troy or Pompeii. In the very commencement 
of the rehabilitation period, and indeed until this very day, busi- 
ness and social centers are widely divided by the burnt and re- 
building areas. It was an absolute necessity for San Francisco 
to be in possession of an adequate system of quick intercom- 
munication. This was the first step toward anything like re- 
storing livable conditions in the sorely stricken city. 

That communication was restored, and it was by means of the 
overhead trolley that it was made possible. The United Rail- 
roads gave its attention, first and foremost, to the housing and 
feeding of its force, and for nearly three months this army of 
nearly two thousand men and their families lived, rent and 
board free, on the unstinted generosity of the company. The next 
question that arose was the keeping continuously open of that 
system of intercommunication so necessary to the restoration of 
the city. In the face of strikes, brought about with a view to 
crippling the system, in the face of a combined attack. by the 
daily press, and by the prosecution, this strike or series of strikes 
was beaten at every turn,' and the service maintained. 

Sutter street was the first of the streets of the city to receive 
attention at the hands of the United Railroads, and for many 
mouths it was the only artery of wagon, automobile or carriage 
communication between the down-town district and the homes 
and business houses of the unburned section. This was made pos- 
sible by the energy aud the public spirit of the company thai has 
been the subject of combined attack by the press and the mis- 
guided public. Street after street was repaired, the United 
Railroads leading in the work, until as many as four or live 
arteries were opened in as many directions. The last street to 
show improvement is Market, and when this is finished, it will 
be one of the most beautiful thoroughfares in the country. All 
along the repaired streets the United Railroads has established 
systems of lighting. The poles have been put up at its expenBe, 
and the wiring is now going on. 

A corporation has no soul, and this being the case, it has in it- 
self no inception or initiative. It was a man in the employ of a 
naturally inert body who designed the various improvements on 
these streets; it was a master mind that guided the destinies of 
this great business, in all its ramifications. Mr. Patrick Calhoun 
is the man who is responsible for the fact that San Francisco is 
to-day possessed of one of the best street railway systems in the 
world, despite the insane opposition of the beneficiaries of such 
a system. The building of this system is in part an eloquent 

January 25. 1908. 



answer to the charges that have boon brought against him bj the 

While case after case was being brought against him and his 
associate officials, with a view to cripple their efficiency, the work 
still went on. and the public benefited. This is one answer to 
continued attack, launched from the broader and the larger 
Standpoint of live and let live. 

Inflamed public opinion has backed a prosecution in its en- 
deavors to convict Mr. Calhoun. In order to allow itself plenty 
of time to cement a line of evidence against the accused, contin- 
uance after continuance has been secured by the officers of the 
prosecution from indulgent judges. Let us now glance at the 
semi-legal aspect of the case. 

It has been shown by the transcript of reversal of judgment 
that mistake after mistake has been made by the trial judge and 
by the District Attorney's office, and we are to-day face to face 
with a set of conditions similar to those at the beginning of the 
case against Abraham Ruef. Mr. Calhoun, either personally or 
through his attorneys, has not made any defense, and he has not 
been given a chance to do so. It would be rank presumption to 
assume that this defense would be along this, that or the other 
line. All that we know is, that a mass of evidence is piled up 
against the accused. This is more or less disjointed, and fails 
legally to prove to the unprejudiced outsider anything more than 
that money was obtained from Mr. Calhoun or others in alleged 
payment for certain privileges, and that thereafter this money 
was divided among the Supervisors and Euef's partner, the 
Mayor. We have only the Supervisors' words for this. 

Supposing for the sake of argument that this is all true! Shall 
we presume Calhoun or his associates any more immune from 
the grasping avarice of the Ruef wolf-pack than the harlot who 
gave up a percentage of her earnings that she might live? Was 
Calhoun any more immune than the saloon-keeper? Was Mr. 
Calhoun entitled to any more respect that he should have better 
treatment than the owner of a skating rink? Was he to lie 
allowed to prosecute his business affairs without assessment, and 
a prize-fighter be made to "cough up?" 

We will assume that money was paid! If it was paid, il was 
because Mr. Calhoun's needs and the pvilic's needs were impera- 
tive, and because he could not, on account of the public pres- 
sure brought to bear on him with sinister purpose, ignore the 
bosses' insistent demands. This condition of affairs may easily 
be imagined. We do not know that such a condition existed, nor 
do we know that this is the way the money was obtained, tint 
we do know that the powers controlling the city al that time wnv 
nut above this kind of extortion and hold-up, and that it is more 
than likely that some sort of suggestion came from the Mayor 
in see his attorney. 

We kuow further and absolutely that no sort of privilege could 
at. that time be obtained without resort to the offices of Ruef. 
We know that the individual and the corporation were helpless, 
and knowing this, wo should hesitate in giving judgment 8 ' □ 
officials who have, in the face of strikes, tie-ups, lock-outs, prose- 
cution, persecution ami hold-ups, rendered such effective work 
Por San Francisco. Let us proceed calmly in this matter, well 
knowing that public clamor ami the mob is nearly always wrung. 

In giving this version of San Francisco's difficulties, an effort 

has been made Id avoid the persi oal, and it has been an efl 

of no mean proportion, as at ever] turn there juts out the hydra- 
headed ulterior purpose of members of the prosecution cabal. 
It seems impossible to idvance in any directio 
into self-seeking on the pan of those who have led the crusade 
against graft There is one immensely consoling fact, ho«v 
in it. and through it all. and that is that San Francisco has. 
prospered, despite tl ig at its own vitals. It is simply a 

question for the people to decide as to who arc its real friends. 
who has builded and who is it that has been optimistic. In this 
lv is not any room for the prosecution to 
id en the same pi Mr. Calhoun, even if every all* 

liun against him wore (to 

District Attorney Everett Brown delivered an impromptu 

the Unitarian Club in Alameda on Wednesday. The 
- handled in a masterly manner. It was "The I 
.lekylls ami Mr. llydes in Real Life." Mr. Brown gave a succinct 
and splendid plea for a bettor appreciation of his dut - 
citizen. It is a pity that this talk is not in the form of a pam- 
phlet for general distribution. 

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Poor Walter Bartnett, dreamer of big things, lover of man- 
kind, builder of railroads, man of action and good deeds, has 
gone mad. Imprisoned by the inexorable machinery we call '"jus- 
tice," this maligned and misunderstood intelligence could no 
longer stand the strain and the slender bridge that leads from 
sanity to madness has crushed into the abysmal chaos of forget- 
I'ulness, of unknowingness. Perhaps it is better so. The sympa- 
thy of every one who took the pains to closely study this man will 
go out to his » ile and family, lie does not need our sympathy. 
Mod himself has laid his hand on his eyes, and on his brain, taken 
him to himself as his own ! Bartnett never willingly has injured 
a living thing: Bartnett never has knowingly done a dishonest 
thing, and if ours were the only voice, crying aloud in a multitude 
we should still say so. Bartnett was a builder and Bartnett loved 
his fellow-man. Bartnett erred, but Bartnett is at rest. 


six ir ews Let ter called attention to San Fran- 

cisco's dreadful condition, We then aaid that the authorities 

iw assert that no inspection 

lined since the days of 

I *ockei jr. Do twn of i horns smashed 


Mrs. ' i, wife of the prominent at- 
torney, is a guest a II i Vendome, San Jose. 

Pacific Tin Mines Company. 
place of business, San Francisco. Cat. Location 
of mil ska. 

given that at a meeting of the Bourn of Directors, 
held on the sih day of .! sment, No. -. of two (2) 

the capita] stock of the corporation, pay- 
able Imn oin, to the secretary, at the 

Market street, San Francisco. Cal. 
Any stock open wiii - ■ ! i i 'lit shall remain unpaid on 

tin: 17TH DAT OF FEBRUARY, ltl08. 

will be d tnd advertised for sale at public auction, and unless 

payment Is mi will be sold or. Monday, the 23d day of M 

1908, at 1 o'clock p. m., to pay the delinquent assessment, together with 

of sale. By order of the Board of 
I 'irectors. 

F. A. MARRIOTT, Secretary. 
Market street. San Francisco. Cal. 


Estate of Ernest Herman Rohde, Deceased. 

inistrator ol 

all persons 
t them with the ni 

publication of this 

■ Claus 

State of 

t'aJffort of l.usi- 

stats of En 

Admix of Ernest Herman Rohde. de 

Cn.t.IVAN ,v HICKEY and JOHN J. OTOOLE. Attorneys for 



Januaet 25, 1908. 

"Open shop" is supposed to be the new motto of My Lady 
Nicotine, and we are told that petticoat discrimination is at an 
end. So I have been very interested in the tea-table chatter 
anent the new order of things, which one hears in every drawing 
room, these dn*b and colorless days. Shall I confess that most 
of the girls were daintily purring at a cigarette during the par- 
ticular discussion to which I am referring? Very well, then, 
consider this group of young women addicted to the weed. They 
represent the smartest set in San Francisco society — a young 
heiress with several millions in her own right; a debutante whose 
father is a "higher up," a dashing young woman related to the 
prosecution, a clever matron with a son old enough to enter 
college, a handsome young woman whose married life has proven 
that there is such a thing as masculine reform after marriage. 
Certainly you have here a distinctive and a representative group 
of society women, with more or less sturdy American family trees 
flanking the perspective. They do not make wry faces over their 
cigarettes, nor are their complexions the novice green of the ini- 
tiate. They are not assiduously cultivating the cigarette habit, 
because it has been printed large in the newspapers of the land 
that women may now smoke in public. As a matter of fact, 
they do not need to acquire the cigarette habit — for they have 
been addicted to it for some time, just as has every other society 
woman — with a few exceptions to prove the rule. To their 
credit be it said that San Francisco society blushes for very few 
cigarette fiends, but most of them are adepts without being en- 

Therefore, it will surprise the Puritan at the gate to learn that 
the majority, as far as I can learn, are opposed to smoking in 
public places. They enjoy the privilege when abroad, for Con- 
tinental usage does not deprive a woman of her cigarette in a 
public tea room or cafe, but they do not wish to see the bars 
let down in America. Most society women will defend smoking 
in such a logical way that mere man is reduced to woman's time- 
honored props of argument of "just because." Men who object 
to women smoking "just because," will get the same answer 
when they ask their wives and sisters why they puff in private 
and shrink at blowing rings in public. They insist that smoking 
is not a vice, bo they dare not say that publicity sets a bad exam- 
ple. They cannot use one ethical standard for their drawing 
rooms and another for the public cafe, and so they must resort 
to the "just because" reason. Probably "way down deep" is a 
lurking puritanism in all of us that rejoices in the standard of 
American womanhood that has always obtained. Be that as it 
may, as a whole, society is not rejoicing over the new rules, and 
regulations governing smoking, and with rare exceptions I doubt 
whether we shall see any of them take advantage of it. Smoking 
is indulged in at the Burlingame Club house, anil at several 
of the other private clubs, but a cafe spells another word to 

A rowdy night, wind and rain combining to keep the timid in- 
doors, did not deter many of the members of Mrs. White's skat- 
ing club from venturing forth. All the debutantes were there, 
the buds of this season having completely capitulated to tin- 
fascinating sport. As there are only two more meetings sched- 
uled, no one wants to miss the final offerings of the season. Last 
year, Mrs. White inaugurated a second series of meetings, but 
this spring holds forth no such promise, as she will journey to 
Manila instead to change her name. 

As usual, the final meeting of the club will be a fancy dress 
affair, and several adept skaters who have not belonged to the 
club this season have promised to come for the final gala affair. 

A number of at homes have kept society moving in spite of 
inclement weather. Mrs. Foute and Miss "Augusta received on 
Monday, and Mrs. William Mintzer held her third at home on 
Wednesday. There have been luncheons and teas galore for the 
younger set, beginning on Monday with a delightfully informal 
gathering of buds, hostessed by Miss Mildred Pierce, of San Jose, 
who has come up to town for the winter's gaieties. Miss Hannah 
Du Bois gave an informal tea on Tuesday in honor of Miss 
Lucile Wilkins, one of this season's debutantes, who is very 





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popular. Several luncheons claimed the earlier pari of the day, 
Miss Jeannette Hooper gathering nine girls around a pretty table 
with Dorothy Woods as the motif of the luncheon. Alexander 
Hamilton, Jeannette and Marian Wright, Marjorie Brown, Dor- 
othy Van Sicklen and Marian Daily were the other guests who 
enjoyed Miss Hooper's hospitality. Miss Anita Davis was a 
luncheon hostess that same day, the guest of honor, charming 
Helen Baker. The happy group of girls was completed by Lou 
Foster, Dolly MaeGavin, Louise Boyd, Dolly dishing, Marian 
Miller, Buth Casey,. Mrs. Boy Somers, Helen Wilson and Fran- 
ces Martin. 

Thursday was another red-letter day for (he debutantes, Sirs. 
Timothy Hopkins entertaining in honor of the Misses Marian 

and Elizabeth Newhall. Miss Mary Keeney was a lunchi 

hostess on the same day, entertaining nine girls. 

Bridge has claimed a great deal of willing attention this week. 
Mrs. Joseph B. Coryell gave an elaborate affair at the Fairmont 
Hotel, where she is spending the winter. Mis. Coryell was also 
a luncheon hostess this week, and at both affairs gorgeous orchids 
from their conservatories at Fair Oaks were used in decoration 
and supplied to the guests. Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor en- 
tertained at bridge on Tuesday at the home of her mother. Mrs. 
.\ . Gr. Kittle. The guest list was made up from the younger 
married set, and a number who do not play cards were asked in 
later to tea. Mrs. Morton Gibbons and Mrs. Samuel Boardman 
gave a card party on Friday afternoon, a large number of friends 
enjoying several hours at the fascinating game. Next week shows 
a complacent number of bridge and luncheon prospects, but 
nothing very dazzling marks the calendar as yet. 

The prettiest luncheon of the week was the "zodiac" given in 
the gray room of the Fairmont, by Mrs. George II. Martin in 
honor of Miss Helen Wilson. The sky was represented by vari- 
colored clouds of tulle, dotted with stars, sweeping in soft rolls 
from the table to the sparkling chandeliers above. Signs of the 
zodiac and typical statuettes of silver marked each guest's place, 
and from the dainty flowers strewn across the table peeped favors, 
bonbons and quaint Celestial gifts. The twenty-eight guests 
who enjoyed the astrological fun were Miss Wilson, Miss Marion 
Lally, Miss Anita Davis, Miss Lalla Wenzelberger, Miss Gertrude 
Palmer, Miss Valerie Tuska, Miss Eleanor McEwen, Miss Elena 
Hunter, Miss Alvetta Edwards, Mrs. William Ede, Mrs. Samuel 






1560 Sacramento St,. 



January 25, 1908. 



n. Mrs. Carl Wilson, Mrs. Ldolph Graupner, Mrs. Jason 
Gould, Mrs. Richard Tomlinson, Mrs. Charles B. Brown, Mrs. 
Clinton Walker, the Misses Ruth and Dorothy Boericke, Mrs. 
Allan Checkering, the Misses Theresa and Lilly Sherwood. Mrs. 

orge G. Chase, Mrs. Walter J. Eenry, Mrs. Thomas II. Wins- 
low and Miss Grace Rutherford. 

Dr. I.u Ella Cool Walker, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. 

rowell, has returned from a trip to the doctor's bungalow, 
"Casa Esperanza," among the (all pines. Their slay was short- 
ened, due to Mrs. CrowelPs presence needed to attend to business 
in connection with the erection of several cottages in course of 
construction on her property on Adeline street. Oakland. 

The arrivals at Del Monte during the week from Eastern cities 
and the Northwest are: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Shermer, Mr. and 
Mrs. McHugh, Mr. and Mrs. E. \Y. Price, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice 
McMicken, Mrs. ( !. W. Lewis, Miss Lewis, Mrs. H. H. White, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fritz, Mr. and 
Mrs. .T. T. Hefferuan, four children and maid, E. Gates, Dr. 
and ilis. Filz Howard Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Sargent, Mr. 
and Mrs. G. M. Beardslee, Mr. and Mrs. Tlcne, Mr. and Mrs. 
\\ r . F. Grandy, G. E. Hartness, Max Frankenberger, Rome Frank- 
enherger, Henry M. Snyder, M. B. Green, Mrs. M. E. Green, 
Mis. .1. IT. Rosenbaum, Mrs. A. C. Graham, Dr. Marie D. Equi, 
Miss Speckart, Mr. and Mrs. P. Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. 
Carlyon, Mrs. Josie E. Harvey. 

Miss Veola I' 1 . Mattner was hostess at an "at home" given last 
Saturday afternoon. Miss Mattner was assisled in her pleasant 
duties by Miss Dolores Seecer. Fart of the afternoon was spent 
in listening to an impromptu musical, after which a dainty 
luncheon was served. The place cards were hand-painted. The 
table was vcr\ prettily decorated for the occasion. The ''Soli- 
la ires," of which Miss Mattner and Miss Seecer are members, is 
noted for the novel affairs that they give. Among those present 
were Miss Ethel Rodda, Miss Marguerite Law, Miss Edna Roth- 
schild, Miss Peyton McAllister, Miss Laura Ferguson, Miss 
Myrtle Van Orden. Miss Ruby Stoltz, Miss Kathryn Lennard, 
Miss Gladys Courvoisier, Miss Dolores Seecer and Miss Veola 
Mattner. The next meeting of the Solitaires will be held Feb- 
ruary 1-1 Ih. 

Mr. Thompson, a multi-millionaire of Seattle, and a party 
of friends, who have been stopping at the Hotel St. Francis, 
have chartered the good ship Isle, and will sail for Acapulco, 
Mexico, where they have a banana plantation of four hundred 
thousand acres. II is said that the cargo of the Isle is such that 
the vessel could be stranded on a desert island without its pas- 
sengers deeply regretting the vicissitude. Incidental to pursuil 
ni' the life beautiful, the capitalists composing the party intend 
to arrange Eor the downfall of the banana trust, or United Fruil 
Company. W. R. Palmer, superintended of the Northern Pacific 
Railroad; T. F. Ryan and Arthur Gamwell. of Seattle, are with 
the party. 

Mr. and Mrs. .Tan Kubelik and their parly, including Mr. and 
Mrs. IT. Junkerman, Mr. Ludwig Schwab and Mr. Stanley 
Sharpe, arrived in the city Sunday, and engaged quarters at the 
Hotel St. Francis. Mr. Kulielik was attended by a Hindu ser- 
vant, who zealously guarded the Famous $35,000 violin. 

A delightful, informal luncheon was given by Mrs. Joseph 
B. Coryell, at (he Fairmont, this week, in honor of Mrs. Alex- 
ander Fraser Douglas. The guests were Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Red- 
mond Payne, Miss Florence l\cs. Mrs. Malcolm Henry, "Mrs. 
Squire Mooney, Mrs. Linda Bryan and Mrs. Florence Pi 

Hon. Benito Lagards and Hon. 'Thomas Ocampo, the dele- 
gates from ill.- Philippines to Congress, b i y, and 
lion, .tames Phelan, were entertained at a luncheon given last 
Sunday in the cafe of the Hotel St. Francis 03 Colonel J. IL 
Murphy. The distinguished Filipinos were guests of the St. 
Francis during their staj in San L 

'The leading even! oi m will be the Leap Year party 

given '1 School oi ' at the 

Cotillion Hall, 159 Church street, on Wednesday evening, Janu- 
ary 39th. The fi acting as floor come 
Miss Grace Clark. Mis- Hazel Richmond. Miss Annie O'Keiley, 
Miss I'. Baron, Miss Loretto Smith, Miss B. Constette, M as M 
Wilkins, "Miss Tressa Murley. The reception committee consists 
following ladies, who will look oul for the welfare of the 
gentlemen: Miss Ha el Huntington, \l ss S. Bresnean, Miss 
Mae Merle.. \l s Miss Nance Fenning, Miss Lota 
Qniu. Miss Ruby Price, Miss Bernice M 

Madame l.emieux. whose husband is Postmaster-Genera] of 
Canada, arrived on the Mongolia Sunday, and engaged quarters 

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at the Hotel St. Francis. Madame Lemieux is considered one 
of the most beautiful and charming women in the Dominion, 
and her reputation as a gracious hostess has been carried over the 
world by distinguished people who have visited Montreal. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Risdon Mead have taken rooms at the 
Fairmont for the winter. Mrs. Mead has already planned a num- 
ber of informal teas and luncheons. 

Richard Tobin was up from San Mateo last week for a short 
stay at the Hotel St. Francis. 

Ansel M. Easton and family came up from Burlingame the 
other day. They are stopping at the St. Francis. 

The new organ recently installed in St. Dominic's Church will 
be formally dedicated on Wednesday evening, January 29th. Fol- 
lowing the ceremony of dedication, there will be a musical pro- 
gramme, under the direction of the organist, Dr. n. .T. Stewart. 
The organ, which is by far the largest and finest on the Pacific 
Coast, has been built by the Jesse Woodberry Company of Bos- 


Life's languorous, heavy, scented wine I spilled 
Upon the checkered floor of Pleasure's fane; 
Grim hands wiped out the unavailing stain, 

And in my ears a voice was never stilled. 

Stern goddess of the weak and faltering-willed, 
You point me on along the path of pain, 
And all the sneering devils in your train 
Leer and deride my task left unfulfilled. 

Yet are your harsh commands in measure kind, 

For when the clogging web that dalliance spun, 
Is pushed aside, my eve- are on more blind, 

I see the haven which my work has won; 

That rose-strewn temple which I leave behind 
Holds no such joys as those of duty done. 

There can be no manner of doubt that Boni de 1 'astellane 

and bis cousin, the Prince de Sagan, are telling the truth when 
they say thai, each of the other, he is a deeply dyed in the wool 
scoundrel, rebrobate, rake, libertine, coward and liar! G 
Whoop 'er up, boys! Lots of fun for the gamins, and truth will 

Won't some kind soul suggest something be done for 

the relief of grand juries? They arc surely working overtime. 

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Januaby 25, 1908. 

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No more scathing arraignment of the moral tone of a great 
city was ever launched than that contained in a statement re- 
cently issued by magistrate Leroy B. Crane, of the New York 
City court. The veteran Judge, after stating thai the moral 
status of the American metropolis approaches that of Rome in 
her declining days, continues as follows : 

"I believe the public exhibition of society women in extremely 
low-cut gowns at the opera and other public places, drinking, 
smoking and the general abandon of others, especially young 
girls, at restaurants throughout the city, and the condition? and 
temptations surrounding girls of tender age at middle-class 
dances in certain public halls, and their associates generally, is 
demoralizing in the extreme. * * Supposing the women of the 
Bowery were to exhibit themselves in such costumes as are 1 worn 
in many places of amusement, in hotels, restaurants, etc. They 
would be liable to arrest and censured at least. Scenes enacted 
nightly in New York, I believe, exhibit as low a moral tone as 
has been shown in any civilized society, ancient or modern." 

The criticism is not new, and if the reports of the fevi red 
gayety and abandon which characterized the passing of II" olid 
year in Gotham can be relied upon, is extremely temperate. Com- 
ing from such a high source, it carries infinitely more weight 
than the utterances of third-rate preachers, seeking the calcium 
glare of a temporary notoriety 

Society in general is suffering from a violent attack of ner- 
vous prostration. The comet-like acquisitions of great wealth, 
the sudden descents from the pedestals of riches to the 
of poverty, the loss of faith, the awful contrast between Hell's 
Corner and Fifth avenue, the promulgation and increasing ac- 
ceptance of socialistic doctrines, the false political ecoi i< - dis- 
seminated by unprincipled yellow journalists controlling im- 
mense circulations among the half-educated masses, and a thou- 
sand and one other contributing causes have produced this con-. 
dition. As a result, the pleasures and relaxations which satisfied 
our less strenuous but happier forefathers are cast aside. The 
violent reactions from excessive strain demand equally violent 
stimulants, and the increasing ratio of suicide among the verj 
leaders in our frenzied struggle, proves that the human machine 
is inadequate to the unnatural demands made upon it. 

The magistrate has little faith in the power of the church. 
Continuing, he asks the question, "Will the churches ultimately 
raise the moral tone of the city?" and answers it as follows: 

•'I fear not. The churches have been trying for many hun- 
dreds of years to do that. While I have no doubt thai wilhoni 
the churches we would be much worse off, they are not strong 

enough now to grapple with this problem — the moral t ■ of the 

city or the country. Churches of the present day tend to keep 
off the middle classes, the middle class man and the man beneath 
bom. Churches are, in many instances, aristocratic; continually, 
in and out of season, asking for money, money. They oever had 
enough and never will have." 

There are no doubt tens of thousands of other close observers 
who share the same opinion. The church, it is no use denying, 
has not kept pace with the modern advance. It is rapidly rele- 

- _ itself into .-i purely social Eunction, and the wore and 

worried worldling finds no comfort in its portals. The promul- 
gation of the strenuous life has been overdone, and until the mad 
lust for money, and the desire to outclass the less fortunate, is 
tempered by the knowledge that happiness is found, not in the 
mirrored halls of all-night restaurants, but in the consciousness 
of duly bravely done, then and not till then can there be much 

The New Yobkbr. 

The Waldorf Cafe, al 648 Market street, opposite Post. 

has been opened by Mr. A. E. Becker, formerly of the world fam- 
ous Waldorf and Waldorf Annex of Los Angeles. This gentle- 
man's resort is rated as San Francisco's Snest buffet. Gradually 
the business center is coming into its own, and the Waldorf is 
one of the cheerv signs of the limes. 

The Legal Phase of the Matter. 

"You express profound regret and chagrin that I should have 
taken any part in such a decision. This regret, no doubt, arises 
from the fact that you do not agree with the decision as to the 
indictment. I believe your character and standing to be such 
that you would feel profound regret if you knew that I took 
part in a decision contrary to my honest conviction. If I had 
done so, and you knew it, you could not respect me. I would 
have no right to your respect or to the respect of any one else. 

"I will concede you the right, to disagree with the views I take 
of the law, but you, too, may be mistaken. Let us wait until 
the matter is passed upon by the higher court. There certainly 
was nothing in the case of the facts of the parties to create on 
my part the least sympathy for the defendant. On the other 
hand, there was everything — our city, its good name, the out- 
rageous grafting by those involved — to cause me to feel that the 
guilty should be punished. Such are and were my feelings; 
yet they did not cause me to interpret the statute contrary to my 
views upon it as a lawyer." 

Again the News Letter finds itself endorsed. Again it is 
shown conclusively that Langdon and Heney are poor lawyers. 

The News Letter has all along contended that Schmitz was 
guilty, but it has just as steadfastly contended that he did not 
have a fair trial. 

The Misses Morrison of San Jose spent last week at the 

Fairmont, and entertained a large number of friends at tea in- 
formally Thursday and Friday afternoons, in honor of Mrs. Ash- 
burn, of the Presidio, wife of Captain Thomas Q. Ashburn of the 
new lorpedo station. They were also the motif for a number of 
smart functions, and attended Mrs. Ynez Shorbe White's very 
brilliant dance. Mrs. Ashburn of the Presidio was hostess of a 
pretty dinner Saturday evening, in honor of the Misses Morrison 
of San Jose, among the guests being Colonel Clem, Colonel 
Brainard and Colonel Ballinger. 


Road-making in Texas that has all the charm of novelty is 
described in me World To-day. fn one place a firm has the 
sale of ranch lands 22 miles from the railway station. To get 

E I tra< ! . if plowed a L6-inch furrow as straight as could be 

drawn, turning over the sod and leaving a smooth, hard Surface. 
Then a ear was run over this route, with one wheel in the fur- 
row and the other whitened with flour, leaving a mark on the 
-"I. Another furrow was turned, following the white mark, 
and now there is a straightaway course of ''2 miles, with two 
smool h, hard tracks. 

* * * 

The belief is entertained in some quarters thai one of the 
duties of Mayors is to act as honorary starters for city-to-city 
aulomohile contests. Mayor MeClellan of "New York appears to 
agree with this opinion, for he is to start the New York- to Paris 
race next nth. It will be an impressive sight — the start. 

* * * 

A marked decrease in the amount of automobiles and acces- 
sories exported during November, 1907, as compared with the 
si month in L906, is shown by the monthly imports and ex- 
ports report of the Department of Commerce and Labor. There 
was sold only $173,552 worth of goods last November, as against 
$275,759 for November, 1906, a decrease of $102,207. For the 
eleven months ending with November, however, the showing was 
good, the amount of exports being $5,455,540, compared with 
$4,167,032 for the eleven months ending November, 1906! There 
wen no big November sales, the United Kingdom leading with 
a purchase of $49,419 worth of goods. Prance and British North 
America were next in order, taking respectively goods to the 
amount of $26,304 and $20,585. 

Eighl thousand eight hundred men went back to work 

in the Rhode Island cotton mills last week. The financial strin- 
gency had a very short life in little Rhody. 

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lialr; stops falling; cures dandruff; grows new hair. All druggists. 

The old question of "How old is Ann?" is eclipsed by 

the one: "How long will if be before the San Francisco news- 
papers cease being personal organs?" 

.1 unirt 25, 1908. 




If (hose interested in the automobile game are to bring about 
1 mposed scheme of posting the roads with signs that will be 
of benefil to all who travel, something will be accomplished in 
Qua year of 1908 that will go down into history. The latest is 
to ask the owners of automobiles in this city and adjacent cities 
to loan their ears for one day during the touring season for this 
purpose. It is proposed to make trips from San Francisco to 
Oakland, and from Oakland to San Francisco and around the 
bay, via San Jose. The scheme is to charge five dollars a head, 
and the average car carrying four persons would make a net m- 
eome for a car of twenty dollars. If all the owners in Oakland, 
Alameda, Berkeley and San Francisco would loan their cars, 
something like fifty thousand dollars would be cleared. Of course 
it would not be possible to get the full number -to loan their 
cars for these trips, but enough of them, through their enthu- 
siasm, would offer their cars to make it possible to post the road 
as far south as to meet the work of the Southern enthusiasts, 
and easterly and northerly through all sections of the country 
where the automobilist now enjoys touring. The proposition 
will undoubtedly come up for consideration before the new 
Auto Trade Club, when it goes into permanent organization. 
Some of its members have the scheme under consideration, and 
will try and formulate plans whereby it may become a possi- 



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■ ■'Tut 

limb l» Hi, f the 

great lift /wrt of last year. 

The Automobile Dealers Association beld its annual mee inj 
on Wednesday, the 15th. A quorum was present, finances were 
considered, and a general cleaning up of the tag-ends of the lot 
of routine work were tied up. The financial standing -bows 
that the association is clean on the debit side of the book, and 
has a credit on the right side. The dues were reduced from 
five dollars to one dollar per month, and the present officers will 
hold office until the members wish for a change. Many propo- 
sitions were discussed, but nothing took on definite form. The 
meeting adjourned after an hour and a half session. 

The outlook for the automobile trade, which means the auto- 
mobile game, for the coming season, has brightened the last seven 
days. Dealers along the Row report favorable sales, and main 
prospective buyers. For a conservative percentage of which pur- 
chases, this season of 1908 will be in keeping with the advance- 
ment of the previous years since the automobile was first seen in 
California. The return of business to normal conditions has 
been felt along the Row, and where there were much misgivings 
thirty days ago is now found much optimism. As compared to 
last season, the sales undoubtedly will be greater. In fact, the 
reports of sales will be earlier, as well as deliveries. This time 
last year the dealers were worrying over cars, on account of the 
congested condition of the freight; this is not the case at the 
present time, and as the enthusiasts feel the release of the tied- 
up money market, it is safe to say that much of the coin will find 
its way to the automobile dealers. 

Some liability insurance companies have made a ruling to the 
effect that they will insert clauses in all policies covering automo- 
biles by which liability ceases when the machine is in the care 
of a stranger. This will be a solar plexus blow for the chronic 

Speaking of the value of automobile con- 
tests to the buying public, ID. P. Brinegar, 
manager of the Pioneer Automobile Com- 
pany, said recently: "There is no doubt that 
designers find contests of incalculable value 
in detecting structural weaknesses in their 
machines, as unusual conditions are often 
imposed that are seldom duplicated in actual 
practice, and defects brought to light that 
mould not appear in years of actual service 
under normal conditions. There are some 
designers, of course, who refuse to make 
changes, and the result of their narrow-mind- 
edness is a loss of public favor. Opposed to 
this class are those who, from year to year, 
seek to bring out something entirely new, and 
\- are worse than those who will not oh I 
ill, for the customer is made to find out 
the defects by costly experience, and then 
-on his car is a back number. The 
Olds people go into contests as much to find 
out the strong points of the other fellow's 
product as to discover the weak points of 
their own. Then they take their cars and 
improve on them. They deviate from the 
rule that a good car cannot be made better 
without interfering with the fundament 

". From an advertising standpoint, the 
Western people pay little attention to the 

stem contests. They receive their he 
directly in the quality of the car they pur- 
chase, and when it comes to buying, the word 
of the local user carries the weight. In Cali- 
fornia and Nevada, a car that stands up un- 
der service must be a blue ribbon machine, 
•iallv if lon^r tours are taken. In this 
tour will embrace every- 
thing that conies under the title of a I 
]i may be a billiard table boulevard, but il 
ore likely to be a mountain trail that 
ild take the heart out of a pack mule." 
* * * 

The E. R. Tl mpany. of 

Buffalo, anno; ippointment of 

Leone Faurote as advert - 
Faurote goes te the Thomas Company, with 
rive years' experience in the automobile field. 



January 25, 1908. 

The following story from the Bangkok Times of Bangkok, 
Siam, shows that the motorist of that country is not even im- 
mune from the elephant. 

There are at the present time but two genuine white elephants 
in captivity in Siam, and these are the property of the King. 
They are kept in sumptuous quarter?, and are giyen all the care 
and attention due their royal station. Every day they are taken 
out and exercised in solemn dignity. It was during one of these 
afternoon parades that Mr. Edwards's trouble arose. The ap- 
pended article tells the story. 

Mr. C. G. Edwards, in his lb' horse-power Rambler runabout, 
had a narrow escape this morning from the attacks of an angry 
elephant. He was driving away from the Permane Ground, 
where he had been seeing to the training of his pony, and was 
making for the street that runs between the Palace walls and the 
river, when he came unexpectedly upon two of the white ele- 
phants on their way to the river to have their morning bath. 

Not being able to pass, he reversed his machine, but one of 
the elephants broke awaj from the drivers, and made a dash 
for the car. Mr. Edwards did noi succeed in turning in time, 
and the elephant lore off the wheel guards, and in trying to bit 
the chauffeur, smashed a lamp and the brass fixtures on the 

The big animal next pushed the car ahead with his trunk, 
but was prevented from doing further damage by the timely ar- 
rival of the keepers, armed with spears. The mahout on his Qeck 
had been doing everything possible to keep him under control, 
but with a tusk of the big angry beast at one time inside of the 
ear. the position looked very dangerous indeed. Fortunately, 
however, the total damage was surprisingly little. 

The white elephant, it may be imagined, sees a rival in the 
motor ear. or possibly objects to all that is typified by (be most 
modern means of locomotion. This morning he made his pro- 
test, and there were some five minutes of real excitement for the 
motor car. A big crowd gathered in a minute or two, and one 
can understand the wish that a snapshot could have been ob- 
tained of the encounter. 

* * * 

Mr. F. W. Paige, a popular Western manager for the Morgan 
&■ Wright Company of Detroit, has resigned bis position in San 
Francisco. His place has been lilted by Mr. H. L. MeClaren, 
who for the past ten years has I n with the Morgan & Wright 

Company in the Eastern States. 

* * * 

Mr. Fred S. Haines has secured commodious new Quarters for 
Haines Motor Car Go., at 321-32R Van Ness avenue. It is 
considered one of the mosl excellent locations in San Francisco 
for salesrooms. The News Letter predicts that Automobile Row 
will be along this wide and prominent thoroughfare. The 
Haines Motor Car Company represent the ftaynes and Corhin 
Motor Cars. 

* * * 

That complication is the bugbear of the average buyer has 

long been recognized bv American manufacturers of and - 

Idles, and the present year has seen more improvements along the 
lines of simplicity than any previous year. For instance: \ 
safety device to prevent a car from rolling backward on a steep 
bill has been a feature of Thomas construction for three years. 
Heretofore it has been accomplished by extra gears and pawls on 
the rear hubs that block the wheels in one direction at the Mill 
of the driver. This combination was extremely effective, but 
this year all complication has been eliminated by using pawls 
which act directly on the rear sprocket. And to think that it 

took three pears for some one to think of it. 

* * * 

Mr. William Follierrh. mechanical expert for the Olds Motor 
Works on (he Pacific Coast, reached San Francisco yesterday, 
after -pending several weeks in the Northwest. Mr. Fplberth will 
make his headquarters with the Pioneer Automobile Qompany for 
the next, few weeks, looking after the interests of his company. 

* * * 

It selling experience and a knowledge of trade conditions all 
over tlte world counts for anything. Mr. Lee Counselman, who 
has just identified himself with the !•',. 1,'. Thomas Detroit Co. as 
sales manager, is Burelywell equipped. Mr. Counselman was for 
i years with the National Cash Register Company, all the 
while in close touch with Mr. Hugh Chalmers, who was formerly 
general manager of the company, and is now president of the 
E. P. Thomas Detroit Company. He has visited many sections 


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of the world, and in addition to his selling experience, Mr. Coun- 
selman had full charge of the advertising and publicity business 
of the N. C. Ti. Co. During all this time he has been a close stu- 
dent of the automobile business, and has owned and driven no less 
than ten ears of different makes. The addition of .Mr. Counsel- 
man to the E. P. Thomas Detroit Company adds another young 

man to this company, which is notably composed "f young men. 

* * * 

The G. & J. Tire Co. has removed from 423 Golden Gfate ave- 
nue to more commodious quarters at .41 I Van N'ess avenue. Here 
is an unrivaled exhibit of auto tires. The stock is new and very 
large. Mr. ('. E. Slarratt has many new and convincing argu- 
ments to offer in favor of the G-. & J. 

Mr. Starratl and bis able force is ready to meet the customer 
with a splendid line of clincher and Dunlop tires: also the 

Widgely anti-skid tread. We bespeak an enlarged clientage hi 

recognition of this enterprise. 

* * * 

The Continental Caoutchouc Co.. manufacturers of "Conti- 
nental" Rubber tires, have opened a branch at 432-12 1 Van Ness 
avenue, under tlie management of Mr. P. S. Cutsler. This firm 
intends to keep the largest stuck of rubber tires- on the Pacific 
(.'oast, which will be no doubt of benefit to owners of automo- 






.Famaiiy 85 3 1908. 



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L. L. Whitman, the transcontinental automobUist, who a year 
ago set a record of 15 days and '.' hours Erom San Francisco to 
New York in a I:' h. p. six cylinder Franklin, recommends a 
southern route Eor the contestants in the big race Erom New 5 orli 
to Paris, which will start from Times Square, New York, on 
February loth. 

lie believes it would be impossible to cross the Sierra Ncvadas 
over thai route at this season of the year. 

lie advises the contestants to cover practically the same track 
which he followed, with the exception of some minor points in 
the East, as far as Reno, Nev., Iml there to make a detour south 
and cross the Sierras far south of the record route, coming into 
California along the line of the Santa Ee, and striking up from 
Los Angeles along the coast route to San Francisco. He says 
that the suows in the Sierras were so heavy and persistent dur- 
ing the winter season that they would delay the contestants in 
getting through far more than if they took the more southerly 
course, even though it involved covering a much greater dis- 
tance. He has no doubt of the possibility of getting through 
them if essential, but believes lime would be saved by avoiding 
them, not to speak of the saving of strength to the drivers, who 
would need to husband their powers for the severe strain of the. 
Alaskan journey. Besides this factor, Whitman declares that 
the ascents along the southern route are much less formidable, 
and could be covered more readily and with greater despatch. 

Rhyme — and Reason. 
He was addressing a lowly but intelligent audience somewhere 
in the vicinity of Whitechapel, and he had selected for his dis- 
course, "Rhymes and Rhyming," so that he might illustrate to 
! I lose rough and rugged minds how far the charms of poesy can 
brighten the poor man's hearth. And, touching upon the diffi- 
culties of rhyming, he said : "It is easy enough, my friends, to get 
a rhyme for so simple a word as 'sea,' but what can you get for 
'burglary'?"' "Well, guv'nor,'' exclaimed one of his hearers, "it 
all depends on the judge. My Bill got seven years !" — Glasgow 

Hose, Anna! 
A charming young lady named Anna 
Once slipped on a peel of banana, 
And the young man who saw 
Was a wretched outlaw. 
For rudely he snorted, "Hosannah !" 

— Pacific Outlook. 

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wife has her house-cleaning done, and the cleansing of carpets is 
a great consideration. The puzzle is how to get the very best 
work and the most courteous, prompt and efficient service. 
Spatilding's Carpet Cleaning Works, at 925 Golden Gate avenue, 
is the best place to send your carpets. 

The Druce case runs lightly along. The leaden p 

the case was dropped some time ago. 


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Oh, speak to us again from Hill? of Dream, 
Whither your Winged Destiny has flown. 
Whose secrets you a year of God have known; 
Scar :e more unworldly now your voice will seem 
Than was Fiona's, follower of the gleam. 
And we. who. wistful, follow you afar 
To Sundown Shores, and call across the bar, 
Are not unanswered, as our spirits deem; 
For well we know Fiona is not dead. 
She of the Wind, the Shadow, and the Soul. 
Only her sail of being is unfurled; 
She who showed us the Celtic Underworld 
Has now a Distant Country for her goal, 
Upon the great Divine Adventure sped! 

— Isabella Howe Fiske. 

With which are amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia, the Halifax 
Banking Co. and the Merchants' Bank of Prince Edward Island. 

Paid-up Capital $10,000,000 Reserve Fund $5,000,000 

Aggregate Resources, over $113,000,000 
B. E. WALKER, President. ALEX LAIRD, General Manager 

LONDON OFFICE— 2 Lombard St., E. C. 
NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 

BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlln, Cranbrook, Fernle. 
Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, 
Pentieton, Prince Rupert, Princeton, Vancouver (3), and Victoria. 

YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 

UNITED STATES — Portland. Seattle and Skagway (Alaska.) 

OTHER BRANCHES — Alberta. 25; Saskatchewan, 18; Manitoba, 20; 
Ontario and Quebec, 62; Maritime Provinces, 19. 

BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, The Bank of Scot- 
land, Lloyd's Bank, Ltd.. The Union of London, and Smith's Bank, Ltd. 

AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 

AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

SAN FRANCISCO— Main office, 325 California St. Branch— Cor. Van 
Ness and Eddy. 
A. KAINS. Manager. BRUCE HEATHCOTE. Asst. Manager. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

Building at 706 Market street, Opposite Third. 
Guaranteed Capital, $1,000,000. Paid-up Capital and Surplus. $620,000 

James D. Phelan, President; John A. Hooper, First Vice-President: 
James K. Moffltt, Second Vice-President: George A. Story, Cashier; C. 
B. Hobson, Assistant Cashier; A. E. Curtis, Second Assistant Cashier. 

DIRECTORS — James D. Phelan. John A. Hooper, J. K. Moffltt. Frank 
J. Sullivan, Rudolph Spreckels,, R. D. McElroy, Charles Holbruok, J. C. 
McKlnstry. Rolla V. Watt. 

This bank does a savings business exclusively, paying interest on all 
deposits. One dollar will open an account, and remittances can be sent 
by Express, Post-office order or check. Write for particulars. 

It's a pity that '"l'ijrs is l'ijis" did not come as the culmination 
of Ellis Parker Butler's literary career, because every book this 
author has published, or rather re-published since the porcine 
success, has shown "a sad falling off." As in the instance thai 
inspires this regret, "The Confessions of a Daddy." they are all 
good, but not what we expect from the man who achieved the 
laughing success of the year. Frank R. Stockton epitomized 
the tragedy of the humorist's life when he wrote, "Ills Wife's 
Deceased Sister." Mr. Butler's case is to the point. The Cen- 
tury Company. 

"The Sinner and His Friend" is the title of Dr. Louis Albert 
Bank's latest volume of sermons to lie issued in book form. Dr. 
Banks is a speaker of much force and originality, whose pub- 
lished utterances have won for him a wide circle of readers. Dr. 
Banks uses good English, and his style is simple and straight- 
forward. Published by the Funk & Wagnalls Co. Price $1.42 

Owen Wister's "How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee," pub- 
lished by the Macmillan Co., is a gentle, good-natured roast of 

the spelling refor ovement and its vanguard of reformers. 

The skit was first published in a magazine, where ii seemed in 
place. In book form it is decidedly out of place. Price, fifty 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

Captain Charles King was undecided what to call bis latest 
novel, and his publishers, R. F. Pernio & Co., were equally un- 
certain, as the literary captain's last effort is called "Captured," 
"The Story of Sandy Ray," and "Lieutenant Sandy Bay." So 
much lack of decision boded ill for the book, and the "bode" was 
realized when the reviewer found the captain referring to San 
Francisco as "Frisco." Price, $1.50, but not worth it. 

The re-organization of the Citizens' Alliance having been 

effected, under the direction of a new president and executive 
committee, assisted by an advisory board of seventy-five, and 
associated with the Citizens' Industrial Association of America, 
of New York, notice is given that the Legal and Publicity De- 
partments are open to its members at rooms 917-18-20-22 Mer- 
chants' Exchange Building. 

Head Office — 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $6,000,000 Paid-up. $1,500,000 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700,000 

This bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and Issues letters of credit available throughout 
the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells ex- 
change and bullion. 


London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 

N. W. Cor. Sansome and Sutter Streets. 
Subscribed Capital, $S.500,000. Paid-up Capital, $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,200,000. 
Head Office — 40 Threadneedte St.. London. E. <_. 
AGENTS — New York — Agency of the London, Paris and American 
Bank, Limited, No. 10 Wall street. N. Y. ; Paris — Messrs. Lazard Freres 
& Cle. 17 Boulevard Polssonler. Draw direct on the principal cities of 
the world. Commercial and Travelers' credits Issued. 

R. ALTSCHUL. Cashier. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,200,000.00 

Capital actually paid up In cash 1.000,000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,428,865.93 

Deposits. Dec. 31, 1907 36,907.687.60 

Total assets 39,529, 134.81 

Remittances may be made by Draft, Post Office or Wells, Fargo & Co's 
Money Orders, or coin by Express. 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock p. m., except Saturdays to 
12 m., and Saturday evenings from 7 o'clock p. m. to 8 o'clock p. m. for 
receipt of deposits only. 

OFFICERS— President. N. Ohlandt; First Vice-President, Daniel Meyer; 
Second Vice-President. Emil Rohte; Cashier. A. H. R. Schmidt; Assistant 
Cashier, William Herrmann: Secretary, George Tourny; Assistant Secre- 
tary, A. H. Muller; Goodfellow & Eells. General Attorneys. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS— N. Ohlandt. Daniel Meyer, Emil Rohte. Ign. 
Steinhart, I. N. Walter, J. W. Van Bergen, F. Tlllmann, Jr., E. T. Kruse 
and W. S. Goodfellow. 

Continental Building and Loan Association 

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are bought largely for SAFETY. Building and Loan Association 
stock is bought for the same reason — SAFETY — and also because 
it pays a higher rate of interest. The Continental Building and 
Loan Association pays 6 per cent net per annum, payable semi- 

Washington Dodge, President. William Corbin, Secretary. 

Market and Church Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

have opened at corner of California and Polk streets. 


1400 to 1450 Fourth St., San Francisco. Telephone Market S014. 
Private Exchange Connecting all Departments. 

.I\si ai:v 25, 1908. 




The Regents of the (Jniversitj have added 1" the strength ot 
the Departmeni of Agriculture in appointing Mr. M. E. Sher- 
»in. late of the Department of Agriculture in Washingtonj as 
assistant in cereal investigations. Mr. F. L. Yeaw was appointed 
al tin 1 same time assistanl in plant pathology. Mr. Yeaw has 
been doing valuable field work under the direction of Professor 
Smith in the work of exterminating the pear blight. 

Professor Geo. Malcolm Stratton, one of the best known psy- 
chologists in this country, hits been appointed Professor 
of Psychology for the beginning of the next academic year at the 
University of California. Professor Stratton has been Profes- 
sor of Experimental Psychology and Director of the Psychologi- 
cal Laboratory in Johns Hopkins University since 1904. He 
was horn in Oakland, California, in 1865; a graduate of the 
University of California of the year 1888; took his Master's De- 
gree at Yale in 1890, and his degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 
Leipzig in 1S!l(i. He was Director and Assistant Professor and 
Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of California 
from 1896 to 1904, when he was called to Johns Hopkins. His 
recall to California adds great strength to the already widely 
known department of philosophy under (lie leadership of Profes- 
sor George H. Howison. 


The examinations for the Rhodes Scholarship are to be given 
on January the twenty-first and twenty-second at the University 
of California at Berkeley, at Stanford University at Palo Alto, 
and at Occidental College in Los Angeles. The purpose is to 
select a man wdio will be the California representative in Oxford 
next year and the two following years. On Tuesday, January 
the twenty-first, from nine to eleven, will be given the examina- 
tion in translation from Latin into English; on that afternoon 
from one to three in Latin prose, and from four to six in arith- 
metic. Wednesday, January the twenty-second, will he devoted 
to translation from Greek into English from nine to eleven in 
the morning, and to Latin grammar from one to two in the af- 
ternoon. From ten minutes after two to ten minutes after three 
the examination in Greek grammar will be held, and from four 
to six in algebra or geometry. Any resident of California is eli- 
gible to lake these examinations at any one of the places named 
where the Presidents of the Universities will conduct the exami- 
nations on behalf of the Trustees of the Rhodes bequest. 


The University of California Glee Club and De Koven Club, 
assisted by well-known talent, have returned to Berkeley after 

a long and successful trip through the southern pari of the State. 

The trip was s smvess financially as well as socially, and will long 
he remembered by those who were fortunate enough to take part 
in it. The stops included all the important towns of the Coaai 
and the San Joaquin Valley, as well as Los Angeles, Riverside, 
and other Southern cities. Everywhere a most hearty welcome 

was accorded the college men. and they are loud in their praises 
id' the courtesies that were extended to them all along the line. 
It has been several years since ihe University of California music 

organization has made a trip, and this will go far toward renew- 
ing their popularity. 


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January 25, 1908. 

Slje (Exxbxb m\b % Expert 

By Josei'ii Noel. 

Thai Wall street started in to raise the commodity which 
made Kansas famous, and is suffering from over-production, is 
the opinion of virtually every one not an authority on the late, 
or — if you live on the outer rim of tin.' Western world and have 
not developed confidence in clearing-house certificates — current 
crisis. Each authority has at least two explanations of the his- 
toric event. Some offer as many in every paragraph. Whether 
this generosity can he traced to mere artistic excess or to a de- 
termination to exhibit confidence in the aforementioned certifi- 
cates, by running up a large account, is an open question. 

Grouping the conclusions of the authorities will give the fol- 
lowing results : 


Over production of gold, some one asked for a dollar, lioose- 

Over consumption of gold. Heinze chastisement, Roosevelt, 

Five-bund red-million-dollar-bet-on-the-red, hoarding, Roose- 

Kenesaw Mountain Landis, trust aggression, Roosevelt. 

Destruction of liquid capital, muck-raking, Roosevelt 

Failure of the trust plan to work, Civic Federation. Roosevelt. 

Ethical upheaval, unethical laws resulting from said upheaval, 

Inelastic currency, excessive nimbleness of the dollar, Roose- 

Failure to convict Haywood, labor unions, Roosevelt. 

Russian-Japanese war. Boer war, Roosevelt. 

San Francisco earthquake, freight rate fixing, Roosevelt. 

Yellow streak in small investor, over-speculation, Roosevelt. 

Even our old friends the socialists are up in the air. If one 
grouped their cogitations on the situations, relatively the same 
results would be secured, substituting occasionally, of course, 
John D. Rockefeller for Roosevelt, trust aggression for labor 
unions, and Samuel Gompers for Kenesaw Mountain Landis. 
Students of social movements welcome this change, chaotic as 
it may be, from the stereotyped diagnosis id' all previous crises 
offered by the followers of Marx. In the good old days it was the 
inability of the worker to buy back in other communities the 
relative value of the commodity (labor power) expended by him 
during his period of productiveness, which caused over-produc- 
tion and the consequent closing down of factories. Now, with the 
financial depression in full running order for six months before 
the factories took the slightest notice of it, there is a painful 
eli'ort on the part of the members of this permanent coroner's 
jury to bring in a verdict that will bear some relation to the 

As evidence of the catholicity of taste displayed by the experts, 
one need only point to the recrudescence of the sun spot theory 
of crises. The writer who falls back on this briefly explains Je- 
vons by saying that solar spots have an evil influence on crops. 
Then he takes up the question of crops a few lines along, and, 
basing his conclusions on statistics furnished by the Government, 
asserts that our crops are virtually as good now as at any period 
of our greatest, prosperity. His ligures show that since 1898 
our farm products have inceased fifty per cent and their values 
I 10 per ((in. while our population has not increased more than 
30 per cent. 

Strictly speaking, this recrudescence is not authoritative, 
which may indicate that, possessors of genuine economic know- 
ledge consider the present affair of minor importance. Perhaps 
this comparative unimportance may he traced to the fad that the 

originator of our troubles confined his demand to a dollar. Sup- 
pose he hail asked for a dollar — and — a half: 

If is true that the expert who wished to make the short-ehaiige 

'm 'sponsible lei- ,,iir whirl on the financial toboggan does 

not limit himself to this lone reason for our arrival at the I...1- 
I the slide. Like his fellows, he has a multiplicity of rea- 
sons. He frankly measures each incident on the way down with 
a fictional yard stick. With commendable gravity, he attempts 
lo express the flat pocket book in terms of a "best seller." 

After throwing a few samson rocks at II. H. Rogers and plac- 
ing lil- hero, J. Pierpont where the calcium will do him the most 

good, he works along to the twenty-seventh chapter, where he 
brings in the famous iive-hundred-million-dollar-bet-on-the-red. 
This is not only thrilling, but it persuades one into the belief 
that Rex Reach in that little affair at Nome merely trilled with 
a great situation. Unfortunately, there is a question which 
naturally conies as a sort of common-sense anti-climax. WHO 
GOT THE MONEY? According to the expert, everybody— 
banker, dealer, player, backer, spectator — lost. Even the philan- 
thropic Cortelyou failed to escape with anything more valuable 
than his pince nez and a few shreds of reputation. 

It was different at Tonopah. The next morning I offered my 
watch in exchange for transportation lo the place where the 
game is run less seductively open. 

"Til give you a stack o' blues for the yellow hoy," said the 
man behind the wheel, after taking the liberties of a journeyman 
watchmaker with the movement, and bending the case back till 
it almost gave me heart failure. 

"But I want a ticket home." 

"Don't be a piker; take the chips. If we let every tenderfoot 
hit the alkali the first time he went broke, I'd have to get down 
to hard graft pretty soon to beat the wolf to it. We've simply 
got lo keep this game goin'." 

Certainly it looks as if the winner of that five hundred million 
dollar bet on the red "simply had to keep the game goin'." But 
who was the winner? Who was the man behind the Wall street 
wheel that handed Rogers, Harriman and Heinze a stack of blue 
chips for their jewelry!' Unless there is an answer, it is evident 
that the fictional yard-stick falls shorl of measuring the wrin- 
kles on the financier's brow with anything like accuracy. 

The logic uncovered here is not peculiar to the lictionist, for- 
getting for an hour or two the people of his imaginary world to 
earn an honest clearing-house certificate. It is found embedded 



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in the expressions of men of affairs. For instance, the opening 
paragraph of an article bj a Eormer member of ex-President 
Cleveland's cabinet, after dealing with the destruction of prop- 

a " he Boer and Russian-Japanese war, says: "to this 

must be added al Least $500,000,000 swallowed up by the Sun 
Francisco and Chilean earthquakes. All this 7asl sum, if not 
• id, would have been available for useful works to man." 
In the second paragraph may be found: "the creation of these 
vasl works has been justified by the needs of a progressive civili- 
zation, but that lines nut nullify the facl that capital once trans- 
ferred to the creation of railroads and similar enterprises no 
longer exists in available form for other purposes. It is just 
as much absorbed as if it had been shot away in gun powder or 
i'i'J to soldiers during a blood} campaign." 

Of course it would be impertinent for a layman to ask an 
ex-cabinet officer wherein sky-scrapers, factories and dwellings 
of San Francisco and Valparaiso, having escaped the earth- 
quake, would have been available as capital, and the railroads 
and other enterprises demanded by an advancing civilization, 
never menaced by seismic disturbances, unavailable? And no 
doubt il would be little short of a sacrilege for the same layman 
to intimate that there was a lapse in the logic of a professor of 
the dismal science. This professional expert's collection of rea- 
sons for the depression appeared simultaneously with those 
offered by the ex-cabinet officer. Both use virtually the same 
literary blanket in which to wrap the economic changling, before 
throwing it on the door-step of the White House. To consider 
curiously the web and woof of the professor's blanket discovers 
contrasts, to say the least, and contrasts not confined to color 
more than to texture. He says: 

"There lias been one great and important interference with in- 
dustrial activity and prosperity. It may best be called ethical. 
Some people of influence have become convinced that great capi- 
talists and captains of industry are in the habit of making opera- 
tions that are wrong in morals and harmful to private investors 
and to other individuals whose interests are modest and not eas- 
ily defended. It is true that there have been cases of such op- 
erations." Again he says : 

"The President of the United States has made himself the 
foremost in denouncing capitalists and masters of industry as 
corrupt and dishonorable managers of the interests under their 
control. He has declared that he means to use all his LEGAL 
powers to the utmost to punish the wrong-doers." And in the 
concluding paragraph (possibly 1 should have it strokes of the 
shuttle) this academic eonservor of public well being, if not 
private morals, states: 

"Now, while the misconduct of powerful masters of industry 

is not to be excused or made light of, they have not appeared to 
deserve the attention which has been given them. The laws 
which aim to put a stop to such misconduct in obedience to some 
ethical ideas will only produce far worse evils by throwing the 
entire financial system into confusion. ::: * "■■ Reaped for the 
law will be overthrown by the weight put upon it. What we 

have .seen is but the beginning of what is to be expected — con- 
fusion and wrangling, with stagnation of industry, suppression 
of enterprise, and a loss of the great and joyous energ] which 
has characterized our people." 

Is that not a plea for a let-alone policy? One can a 
in it an echo of the saying of the French king on the eve of the 
great revolution; "After me the deluge." 

t if more direct ippeal to the crowd ital attack on the 

Presidenl and his policies by an expert, « bo enters the field with 

:i publication born apparently of thi ll distemper, though 

able to spen.l no less than two hundred thousand dollars in news- 
paper advertising alone. Presidenl Roosevell is accused ol tear- 
ing down in 9 daj whal il will take years of patient toil to re- 
build. "It will lake millions of idle machines and miles of 
hungry bread-lines to pay the price of atonement if bis destruc- 
tive I e allowed to continue." says this expert, as th 
the Republii an \ I ever and the i 
term a dil ln-eaten to par.: line 
hey threaten your salary, your sa\ 
your child be robbed of its bread because of 
the misdeeds of a trust or a railroad?" 

It is no criticism of ibis i say that he lives in ( 

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San Francisco. January 1~>. 1908. 

Editor News Letter — Sir: I beg to protest most emphatically 
against the repeated assertions of the Bulletin that it voices the 
sentiments of the people. I am a citizen of this city, ami am but 
one of hundreds of other honorable, upright, law-abiding men 
who would "rather be a dog and bay the moon." than such as 
represent and abet this most disgraceful persecution. Is there 
never to be any let up to the hypocritical mouthings of this 
malicious Bulletin, which continues to bring opprobrium and 
disgrace upon our city? Its mass of vicious, misleading, vin- 
dictive ami sairilcgious attacks upon innocent people nightly is 
positively sickening. It prates of truth, when truth is a word 
not to be found in its vocabulary. Let any one dare to cross 
swords with the persecution, and he or she immediately comes in 
for a share of its libelous abuse. 

As for the Reverend Dr. Rader, the sooner he steps down and 
out of the pulpit for all time the better I'm Christianity al large 
and for this town in particular. I quote from his Sundaj ser- 
mon the following: "What this city needs is aroused public 
opinion, a public opinion that is invincibly fierce." 

This from a man who is supposed to teach "Peace on earth, 
good will toward man." He disgraces bis cloth. Dr. Rader 
should know what even the intelligence of a child, I think, should 
be able to grasp, that no one has been seduced from the path of 
the righteous by any offers of bribes. The bribe-takers were stand- 
ing ready with open palms extended, the other hand with a gun 
in it, figuratively speaking. We all understood, you and I and 
the gamin upon the street, that during the Ruef-Schmitz ad- 
ministration every privilege had a price, from a laundry license 
to a street franchise. First come, first served, was the motto, 
and many of those who hesitated to take advantage of the oppor- 
tunity were brought to terms by threats. In a business propo- 
sition, people do not always stop to reason out nice little distinc- 
tions, especially in a case like this, when the wdiole town was 
looking upon paying for privileges as quite the legitimate thing 
to do. As to the Bulletin's howl about the wrongs done the peo- 
ple by the "higher ups," let us admit for the sake of argument 
that some money was paid for privileges. Even so. I cannot see, 
except in the cases of Tiuef and Scbmitz. who demanded the 
money, bow the "people" have been so very much injured as the 
Bulletin would have us believe, and neither does the Bulletin 
either, for that matter, since its sole object in making the asser- 
tion is to assist Phelan. Spreckels & Co. in persecuting business 
rivals, and, sotto voce, one would think, did they not know abso- 
lutely to the contrary, that the sole mission of the editorial de- 
partment of the Bulletin was to mother and protect the dear, 
helpless (?) people of San Francisco. 

As an example of the consistency and reliability of opinions 
expressed in the Bulletin, we all remember what a bowl of de- 
light, in big head-lines, went up when Ruef was convicted. But 
now, when the Appellate Court has sel him free and there is some 
chance thereby of justice being done the "higher ups," I be Bul- 
letin speaks thus of Ruef, the instigator ami root of all (be muni- 
cipal evil: "As tilings stand now, it would have been better if 
the prosecution bad promised Ruef full immunity." ('an one ask 
for better proof than this that the sole object of the prosecution 
from first to last has been to serve the private interests and re- 
venge of Phelan, Spreckels A Co., el' which company the Bulle- 
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Come, sweetheart, let us ride away beyond the city's bound, 
And sock what pleasant lands across the distant bills arc found. 
There is a golden light that shines beyond the verge of dawn, 
And there arc happy highways leading on, and always on; 
So. sweetheart, let us mount and ride, with never a backward 

To lind the pleasant shelter of the Valley of Romance. 

Before us, down the golden road, floats dust from charging steeds 
Where two adventurous companies clash loud in mighty deeds; 
And from the tower that stands alert like some tall, beckoning 

E'en now, my heart, I sec afar the lights of welcome shine ! 
So loose the rein and cheer the steed and let us race away 
To seek the lands that lie beyond the Borders of To-day. 

Draw rein and rest a moment here in this cool vale of peace ; 
The race half run, the goal half won, half won the sure release! 
To right and left are flowery fields, and brooks go singing down, 
To mock the sober folk who still are prisoned in the town. 
Now to the trail again, dear heart ; my arm and blade are true, 
And on some plain ere night descend I'll break a lance for you. 

• i 
sweetheart, it is good to find the pathway shining clear ! 
The road is broad, the hope is sure, and you are near and dear ! 
So loose the rein and cheer the steed and let us race away 
To seek the lands that lie beyond the Borders of To-day. 
Oh, we shall hear at last, my heart, a cheering welcome cried 
As o'er a clattering drawbridge through the Gates of Dreams we 

ride ! 
— From Meredith Nicholson's novel, "The Port of Missing Men." 


Who dares go forth unsummoned from the feast 
Of life, too eager for the dark unknown, 

Who waits not for the word to be released. 
But braves the night, unbidden and alone. 

Him we call coward, we that stand and wait. 

Lacking the will to follow, though we deem 
That better things an 1 there beyond the gate. 

Higher than hope, and deeper than our dream. 

Yet in the grasp of each there lies some key. 
That we might fit into the fast-closed door. 

That shuts us from the one greai mystery, 
Barrier between the After and Before. 
lie that bath courage thither let him Bee, 
But we must call him coward evermore. 

— Mary Madison Let in The Pacific Monthly. 


Laureate of Corruption, on whose brow 

The leaves of fame are frosted by the worm. 
Thou art a nightingale, whose songs affirm 

The canker in the rosebud, from a bough 

Of the dark cypress warbling. Some strange vow 
Th\ spirit must have taken before birth 
To some strange god. to desecrate the earth 

With visions vile and beautiful as thou. 

We loathe thee with the sure, instinctive dread 
(If young things for the graveyard and the scar. 
\nd though God wept when Lucifer's great star, 
With its long train, cried from the deeps hlood-red. 
Still must we name thee with the second dead. 
For when the angels fall they fall so far! 

— Elsa Barker in The Smart Set. 

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®lje Woman 



Although there are comparatively few persons who are so 
blind that thej can see none of their faults or so stubborn that 
they never feel the smallest desire to correct them, even the best 
of us often possess some trail of character that, while quite as 
badly in need of reforming, does not appeal to us in its true 
light. If we arc dishonest, we recognize the fact : if we are 
to the consumption of too much liquor, if we are inclined to be 
selfish, if ve are untruthful, or are under subjection to an} 
other so-called bad habit, we know that we haw such thoughts 
and that we should be better men and women if we resorted to 
some measures of reform. Every man knows if he is a thief, a 
liar, a drunkard, or a libertine. Every woman knows whether 
or not she is guilty of committing the deeds thai are popularly 
known as "sins." The great trouble is, that while they may pos- 
sess traits of character thai are quite as much to be deplored, 
they fail to recognize the fact that these things also need re- 

Thus, for example, a woman may be as good a woman as possi- 
ble so Ear as the question of molality is concerned. She may love 
lier husband and children, and may be perfection as a house- 
keeper. Yet, ai the same time, she may lie guilty of -nine nn- 
-iii characteristic that will completely overshadow the vir- 
tues which -li«' exerts so faithfully. 

Everybody knows of what some of these trails of character con- 
sist. There are many of them — too many to be enu rated here 

— but the quality thai is probably the means of more unpleasant 
complications than any other is that which is known as "whin- 

Lei a woman be ever so good a woman, in the ordinary Bense 
of the word. Lei her be ever so faithful in the performance of 
her customary duties. Let her be ever so charitable, good of 
bearl and loving -if she is a woman who is always complaining, 
she will make everybody who is thrown in contact with her miser- 
able instead of happy. 

And yet, whining is a habit — just like drunkenness and other 
habits. Like other habits, too. it I- easily formed, but is broken 
with difficulty, in must cases, ii may owe its origin to a series 
of nervous attacks thai are nol subjected to proper control. It 
is possible that in the beginning there may have been some logi- 
cal basis for the complaints, but under the nervous strain exist- 
tese conditions are magnified out of all proportion, and 
the habit of complaining once formed, it continues long after 
actual cause has been removed. 

Moreover, lei a woman once contract the habil of whining and 
it is impossible to live with her happily. Nothing that any 
member of her family can do will please her. There are two 
-ides to every condition, as there an- two side- to every question, 

but give her her choice, and she will always seize upon the dark 
side, the unpleasant side, the side that will give her an oppor- 
tunity to complain. Though the home which her husband pro- 
vides may be (he besl thai bis < n- istanccs can afford — and 

I I e gh for any reasonable being — she will always find 

something at which she can complain. Either the room- are 
too small or one room is too dark. Either the wall paper does 
not suit her. or the paint is a color that is hard to keep clean. 

Though she may have all tl ■dinarv comforts of life nothing 

ever suits her. She is syer finding some fault with some quality 
of each blessing that ia bestowed upon her; she is always whining 
because there is Bome little thing that is not entirely to her lik- 
ing. And naturally, of course, hi i husband soon comes to rec- 
ognize the fact thai it. is ahsolutely impossible to please her. He 
Mies t gee that she has acquired such a bad attack of the 
complaining complaint that it is absolutely useless to attempt 

to cater to her unreasonable whims and fancies. Let a \\ an 

get into ibis sort of mental condition and it will nol be long be- 
In ro she will begin to invent causes for fault-finding when none 
actually exist. 

\- lhe result of this disposition to make herself disagreeable 
she soon finds thai she has no lack of cause to complain. The 
husband, who may once have loved her so dearly, finds her so 
unpleasant a companion that he takes care to seize upon everj op- 
portunity to l're'|Ueiit clubs; ]„-. eeiii lie tires to invent business 
excuses to explain bis failure to return in time for dinner; he 
makes new friends — people whom she does not know — and thus 


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she is gradually shut mil from participation in his social life. 
Moreover, while such a change in relations is pretty certain to 
OCCUr, even this does nut present the worst possibility, for when 
love is killed it is no unusual thing for the companionship to be 
severed. Many a woman in this world to-day is complaining at 
being the innocent victim of a domestic separation, when, as a 
matter of fact, it is she herself who is the guilty cause. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post street) 

aave opened at corner of California and Polk street. 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 

CAPITAL, $1,600,000 

ASSETS, $5,400,000 


Connecticut Fire Insurance Go. 

Of Hartford. Established I860. 

Capital ll.OOO.OOO.Oi. 

Total Assets 6,721,433.00 

Surplus to Policyholders 2,282,186.00 

December 31, 1906. 
518 California St., San Francisco, Gal. 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager 

Cash Capital, (200,000. Cash Assets, J646.666.61 

Pacific Coast Gasualty Co. 


Employers' Liability, General Liability. Teams. Elevators, Workmen'* 
Collective, Vessels, Burglary. Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. A. Zane. Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co.. Treasurers; F. P. Deerlng, 

Directors — A. Borel, H. E. Bothln, Edward L. Brayton, John C. Cole- 
man. F. P. Deerlng, E. F. Green, I. W. Hellman. Jr., George A. Pope. 
Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son. William S. Tevis. 

Head Office — Merchants Exchanae Building. San Francisco. Marshal A. Frank 
Company. General Agents for California, Kohl Building, San Francisco. 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Go. of North America 

Paid-up Capital J3.000.000 

Surplus to Policy-holders 4.042,994.48 

San Francisco Conflagration Losses paid 3,260,000.00 

BAILEY & JOHNSTON, General Agents, 

N. B. Cor. Pine and Battery Sts., San Francisco. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. 

Of Liverpool. 

Capital $6,700,000 

416 Jackson Street. San Francisco 

The Home Insurance Co., New York 

Organized 1863. . Cash Capital. $3,000,000.00 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners 
anywhere in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss 
by Are, lightning, wind storm or tornado. Indemnity for loss of rental 
Income by tire or lightning. 

H. L. ROFF, General Agent GEO. M. MITCHELL, Local Manager. 
38 Sutter St., San Francisco, Cal. 



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The News Letter Is a member of the California Periodical Publishers' Association. 

San Francisco, Cal., February I, 1908 

No. 5 

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All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements or other matter intended for publication, 
in the current number of the NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA AD- 
VERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than Thursday morning. 

Governor Johnson, of Minnesota looks good to the Demo- 
crats who are tired of Bryanism. 

Secretary Cortelyou, having once again resigned and then 

denied the alleged fact, the country may now breathe easier. 

Senator La Follette is asking that the Pullman Company 

be forced to lower its rates. The traveling public is with him. 

Tariff reform is in order, and the first place to reform is 

the Philippines. Remove all restrictions and give 'em a chance. 

In Oakland, the all-absorbing question is: Did they hiss 

or not hiss ! It takes mighty little to stir up a row among the 

Judge Grosseup evidently believes with Ecclesiastes, "Be 

not righteous overmuch." Just keep a-moving, but don't fall 

Europe produces no gold and no heiresses ! Let us keep 

them at home. They are necessary commodities, and we can't 
spare them ! 

Has that eminent American citizen and insurance expert 

returned to our shores, and is it time for us to shout welcome to 
the patriot, Hyde? 

They are raising blue strawberries in Sitka. At Skagway 

they raise blue hell, and at Nome City blue blazes is in demand 
all through the Arctic night. 

Somebody should pension those unexcelled jaw-smith*. 

Chancellor Day and William Jennings Bryan. A condition to 
the payment of same would be absolute silence. 

The Police records of the past year show that '.'.117 people 

have disappeared in New York. What a commentary ou the stu- 
pidity of gathering in great centers of population! 

The American people like to be buncoed, but there is a 

limit, and that is why Uncle Joe Cannon and Bryan are impos- 
sible as candidates for the nomination to the Presidency. 

In order to prevent further stringencies, we should tax 

very heavily the exportation of gold and heiresses. Also abolish 
absolutely the credit system. Cash on the nail is the cure! 

Steamers are carrying passengers from New York to Eu- 
rope for loss than two cents a mile, subsistence thrown in. This 
is an excellent illustration of the fact that competition is the life 
of trade. 

The United States army is still 19.000 men short. Some 

of the unemployed, wno are so fond of marching, may easily em- 
ploy a part of their time at their favorite pastime and receive 
pay for it. 

Colonel Bryan is afraid of Johnson of Minnesota. He 

shouldn't mind the Minnesota man at all. Bryan will get his 
quietus when the Republican convention meets and nominates 
the next President. 

A New York paper says that Air. Taft represents Mr. 

Roosevelt more sagely, wisely, ably, judicially and conservatively 
than he does himself. This ; s the only successful case on record 
gilding of refined g 

What has become of that celebrated "people's lobby" at 


There is money to burn. Loosen up, loosen up, you idiots 

who hoard ! 

The terrible blizzards in the East should turn many peo- 
ple toward California. 

Free trade with the Philippines is one of the things San 

Francisco demands of Congress. 

The bankers are showing evidences of returning sanity. 

They are loaning a little money on good securities. 

There has been no official sent to Kingdom Come for al- 
most a week in Russia. There must be something wrong! It 
is not possible that the anarchists are all following after the 

The navy wants men. Some of the men who have paddled 

to socialistic meetings through the mud of the past few weeks 
would find it much easier work on board ship. Three regular 
meals a day and good ones at that. 

An Eastern doctor states that walking is the very best of 

all outdoor sports. This is entirely correct, and it is a wise rem- 
edy to adopt in all the great Eastern centers during the financial 
stringency so slowly being dispelled. 

Ex-Secretary Shaw is in the running. He is a Presiden- 
tial candidate of no mean proportions. President Roosevelt 
found it necessary to wipe him out as a possibility in a previous 
campaign, by having him made Secretary of the Treasury. 

Thirteen clubs, Women's clubs, of Chicago, recently voted 

their members, unanimously, not to wear bats on which the plu- 
mage of birds is used. This pledge excludes domestic fowl. 

What's the matter with San Francisco and Oakland taking up the 
good work? 

It is simply idiotic to suggeai that the old age pension 

discourages thrift in youth and middle age. The old age pension 
should be hurried isi as quicklj as possible. It is one 

of the great public necessities tl be enacted into a law 

without a moment's argument. 

The story of the attack on the militia armory on 

Buchanan ami Gough streets reads just a- if the artist who senl 
out the reports of the blowing up of the fleel bad arrived in San 
Pram isco. It would be well for the police to examine the quar- 
termasters 1 stores at the armory and abolish the pistol practice. 

The ruffians in the South San Fram isi o, Potrero and Mis- 
sion districts n 1 a lesson. The men who 

of the United Railroad- this week, and felled him with a brick, 
should be so severely dealt with that they will he held up 
example of drastic punishment to their fellow hoodlums, for all 
future time. Give them the limit! 

It is said that a \ast amount of litigation is to enaui 

the sale of the London Times to C. Arthur Pearson and others. 
IS strange! In America, the stockholders of a newspaper 
corporation are usually glad some one comes along and steals the 
stock and the books of the concern. Then they lock thi 
and try in everv way to prevent the return of the propertv. 

H. B. ( "arlin & Company, the large wholesale dry 

dealers of New York, report the latter half of the rear 1 
being the very bes impany. ft surpassed 

that of 1906. A: the same time, iliev also say that the sudden 

■ to the 
, n our exi »ri ends with the 

information that collections an-' 3 much improved, and 

that it is n - up to the normal in the line. 



According to Lincoln Steffens 


Lincoln Steffens, 
Fiction ist. 

Lincoln Steffens, that infallibly 
keen critic of character, who a few 
month* ago painted his hero, 
Heney, in such translucent colors 
as to cause his subject to blush and the territory of Arizona to 
palpitate, has executed another pen portrait. This time it is 
"Rudolph Sprocket?. Autocrat and Aristocrat in the Service of 
Democracy.'' Mr. Steffens painted Heney as a hero, but not as 
a saint. Tt is well that Mr. Steffens withheld that halo, for it 
has since been disclosed that all the time the heroic Eeney was 
vowing he had told Ruef "to go to hell," when he sought im- 
munity, Ruef had a contract for complete immunity, signed by 
Francis J. Heney. in his pocket. Tt seems that the panegyrist 
of the graft prosecution reserved the halo of sainthood for the 
"autocrat and aristocrat." But alas! when one comes to exam- 
ine Mr. Steffens's halo and Mr. Spreckels's head even as revealed 
by Mr. Steffens himself, one discovers the halo does not fit. 

In an ecstatic review of St. Ru- 
Sr. Rudolph's Youth. dolph's early career and his prodi- 
gious success in business, his bio- 
grapher naively narrates one characteristic incident which dis- 
cretion should have led him to corneal. Mr. Steffens finds no 
blemish in one of Rudolph's early sugar-dealing transactions, 
which he recounts with gleeful admiration, but which undoubt- 
edly the judicial Steffens would have denounced with line scorn 
had he not been wearing Spreekels spectacles. "At one great 
crisis in the fight" (with the trust! "Rudolph carried through 
a coup which is remembered yet in the trade. The Spreckelses 
were overstocked with sugar: all their warehouses were Idled; 
great purchases of raw were coming forward, and, because the 
price was being cut every few days, the dealers were living from 
hand to mouth. One night Rudolph (age eighteen, remember) 
told his city and outside salesmen to meet him the next morning 
at seven o'clock. When they reported, he bade them wire ail 
brokers that sugar was to be advanced 1-lfith of a cent a pound. 
The older men were aghast. What if the trust kept the price 
down ? 

"'Never mind.' said the boy. 'Say we will fill immediate or- 
ders at the old price, but after that ' 

"The orders came in with a rush: Rudolph watched the trusk 
The trust followed Rudolph's lead, and three times that day he 
advanced the price. And he Bold oul all his stock, and all that he 
had in sight. The cutting of prices was resumed, bul once 
again the boy beat the trust by this same trick." 

Mr. Steffens sees no guile but glory in this delectable transac- 
tion. The noble young Rudolph sold his sugar by a trick — a 
trick by which the sugar buyers were deceived and his own in- 
terests profited. It is an illuminating incident even when re- 
counted by Mr. Steffens — an apology, perhaps, for some of Mr. 
Spreckels's more recent transactions, such as purchasing self- 
confessed criminals and their boss with bribes of immunity in 
order to pursue his business rivals and personal enemies. 

The biographer passes over St. Rudolph's quarrels with his 
father with a fine gloss. "He was the eleventh or twelfth child; 
he could not recall which off-hand, and it does not matter, for 
now he is the first. This masterful father tried to dominate bis 
masterful son and they clinched. * * * T never was beaten but 
once in my life." Claus Spreekels is quoted as saying not long 
ago. 'and that was by my own boy.' " 

In recounting Rudolph's mastery of 
Transactions ix Gas. the San Francisco Gas Company, 

Mr. Steffens says that, fearing 
"pull" and "corruption," he sent to Chicago for a chief account- 
ant. "And the Chicago man came : and he soon was keen on 
the Mint. He became excited; he was on the track, he told Mr. 

Spreekels, of 'something sensational.' 'Go ahead and get it,' 
Mr. Spreekels ordered. 'But no,' the accountant said, it was sc 
hiu that he must first have a talk with bis Chicago chief about it. 
The Chicago chief came: there were a few days of mystery; then 
the accountant and his chief both left the coast together. 'I 
never got that 'something big,' Mr. Spreekels says now, with a 
smile." 1 r Mr. Spreekels had divulged the whole truth, he would 
have had to confess that the reason the accountant and his chief 
left the coast was because they were only prepared to render a 
statement in accordance with the facts, ami that statement was 
not what St. Rudolph wanted. 

Again, there is a striking resemblance between St. Rudolph in 
business and St. Rudolph as a graft prosecutor. He was willing 
thai Ruef should be bribed with complete immunity in return 
for "something big." 

'fin: Municipal 
Street Railways 

The organization by Rudolph 
Spreekels of the Municipal Street 
Railways Company in his "fight 
against Patrick Calhoun" is treated 
lightly. "The earthquake," says Mr. Steffens. "knocked that 
weapon out of Rudolph Spreckels's hand." After the disaster, 
doubtless, the street railroad business did not look quite as in- 
viting and profitable an investment to Mr. Spreekels. But, per- 
haps, there was another way to accomplish the Spreekels end. 
'Air. Spreekels," continues Mr. Steffens, "left his company in 
the aii' and devoted himself to this bigger and finer task" — ser- 
vice on the Committee of Fifty. Tt is unfortunate that the bio- 
grapher omits all reference to Si. Rudolph's achievements on that 
committee. They consisted of attempting to block at every turn 
the United Railroads' mosi strenuous efforts to restore vitally 
needed streei ear service at once, and of preventing passengers 
being carried free. 

The Whole Show. 

Mr. Steffens is craite frank in re- 
vealing that Rudolph Spreekels 
must have his own way or none at 
all. "When Henev's friends." says Steffens, "learned that he 
was 'with Spreekels.' they warned him. 'Look out, Frank. You 
want to run yourself and all your own undertakings. So does 
Spreekels, ami Spreekels win run this prosecution of yours. He 
musi dominate.'" And furthermore, Steffens quotes a banker: 
"I know. I have none into business schemes with him, but T 

never d w any more unless 1 am willing to have him be the 

whole show. * * * T found out that if anybody opposed him, he 
would busl the scheme, you and himself rather than not have his 
own way." 

Mr. Steffens himself emphasizes 
RULE OR Rdin. this "rale or ruin" policy of St. 

Rudolph. "He will be boss. He 
thinks not. of course, lie hates the word. We all do. But he 
will have the power. * * * But the boss he is, and the boss he 
must be." Then, with refreshing candor, adds the biographer: 
"But his scheme, like the whole idea of the San Francisco prose- 
cution, is extra-legal and unsafe." How absolutely under the 
domination of Rudolph Spreekels the District Attorney's office 
has been is confessed by Mi'. Steffens in such statements as "Mr. 
Spreekels lets Heney issue the statements of the prosecution to 
the public." Moreover, Mr. Spreekels "sees that Heney rarely 
fails to get a response from his juries and from 'the masses' 

Some instructive sidelights are thrown on Mr. Spreckels's 
high ideas of civic duty when his biographer tells us "he, too, 
despises politics; he told me he had never voted in his life: am! 
he promises with pride not to take office." Nevertheless, "he 
had to help ran the Board of Aldermen after the members con- 

February i. ioos. 


fessed." But. according to Steffens's own Bhowing, Mr. Spreck- 
els brooks no interference when he is "running things." "The 
liuss he is, and the boss he must be." 

Mr. Steffens's study of Rudolph Spreckels was made "from 
the inside," and is therefore illuminating. It goes far to 
Strengthen the prevalent conviction that Mr. Spreckels is the 
and front of the graft prosecution, and that the public 
office of the district, attorney has been absolutely prostituted to 
his own private interests. The chief of those interests has been 
jus desperate attempt to smash Patrick Calhoun and the United 
Railroads. And recent events tend to show that, with this end 
in view, he was willing "to bust the scheme * * * and himself, 
rather than not have his own way." 

The Race Track Evil 
and the Churches. 

The Berkeley Federation of 
Churches has been stirred to action 
by the News Letter and by the evi- 
dent bad effect on the youth of the 
University through the proximity of the race track. 

The News Letter suggests that the first step for Messrs. Downs 
and Coats of the Improvement Clubs and the Federation is to 
secure evidence, following the example of Alameda, so as to con- 
vict all sellers of pools on races. The next step is to commit 
(be legislative candidates of all parties to vote for an enactment 
that will kill the race track evil. This pledge must be in writing 
and must be that the candidate will vote for a bill that will pro- 
vide for the limiting of racing to thirty days, as a season. This 
hill, or another, should absolutely abolish the bookmakers' privi- 
lege at the track. The bill, or another, should abolish all pools. 
This bill, or another, should make it a felony to advertise in the 
public print races other than those provided for by law. It 
should be, made a felony by this bill, or another, to print in any 
public print any advertisement of pools on racing. Further than 
this, it should be provided that the racing season shall be under 
the management of State Race Track Officials, nominated from 
among the State officials and citizens, appointed by the Gov- 
ernor, and these men shall control the race meets in everything 
except the actual management, acting as a board of censors. 
They should have the power on the presentation of evidence of 
crooked racing to fine, or prohibit, the track to any one so offend- 
ing. If the track management be at fault, it should be the duty 
of the board of censors to close the track, either for a limited per- 
iod or forever. Race tracks should be licensed, and the license 
charge should be based on the income of the track, and the pay 
of the Board of Track Censors derived therefrom. 

An attempt to abolish racing altogether will defeat the bill. 
This is what has always defeated the bills presented in past 

Notice to the 
1'ostal Authorities. 

The advertisement of a handicapper 
in the daily press, "the one besi 
bet,"' "pointers on bets.'' "the twenty 
to one shot" ads., etc., arc all of 
them advertisements of games of chance, just as much as the lot- 
teries are, and they and the newspapers containing them should 
be excluded from the mails. If the Postal Inspectors will do 
their duly, if Postmaster Fiske will take notice, we will sunn 
stop the practice of publishing these gambling and chance games 
in the daily papers, and we will thus keep the evil out of the 
families to some extent. No newspaper should be received at 
ilie office of entry that contains an advertisement of a game of 
liance. Let our postal authorities but do their duty, and the 
handicapper will seen go oul of business. Ii will not pay him to 
advertise in an edition thai sees only the few subscribers who 
are reached by hand delivery, arid it will not pay the papers to 
print speeial editions to cover tliis Held. Postmaster Fiske, it is 
\iui r duty to keep the gamblers from using the U. S. mails. If 
nothing is dene, we shall speak to the United States Government 
and have the abomination stopped, and rem well know we can do 
it, So, gel busy, and get the credit yourself. 

If the Civic Purity League in Ala- 
1! u !■■ Track Crime la is nor strong enough to rid 

Breeder ind Alameda, thai beautiful city of the pool rooms 

and race track gambling, they may 
depend upon it that District Attorney Browne will take up their 
evidence and carry the matter to the higher courts. The pool 
and gambling rooms, the selling of liquor to minors, and the 
gambling in Alameda and elsewhere, tends to the destruction of 

rath of the land. President John II. Finley, of the Col- 
lege of the City of New York, has truly said thai "the youth of 
the land is to the physician a complex machine; to the lawyer lie 
is one who has not yet come into his legal rights; to the police, 
the youth is a human automobile, a potential mischief-maker; 
to the manufacturer he is a hand; to the banker he is a brain; 
to the preacher a soul; but to the teacher of the youth he is all 
of these and more — he is the future of the city!" It would be 
well to remember this in dealing with these insidious vices, and 
in all the bay cities the cry should be down with the pool rooms. 

In claiming an immediate trial, Mr. 
Rights oe a Citizen. Patrick Calhoun, plain -citizen, in- 
dicted by a Grand Jury and judged 
and condemned in advance by a prosecuting attorney, is de- 
manding an inalienable right. Mr. CaUioun is entitled to no 
more leniency or laxity in the administration of the law or its 
punishments than any ordinary individual. He is claiming no 
more than any ordinary man might justly claim. We know noth- 
ing of his guilt or innocence, but it is not for the prosecution to 
try the case in the public press, and to pronounce him guilty be- 
fore the same forum, and then, in order to make capital out of 
these proceedings, to deny him the only chance at rehabilitation 
of character that offers. 

Ruef Assistant 
District Attorney. 

There is no doubt that, the prosecu- 
tion is face to face with one of two 
dilemmas. The trial of Ruef, forced 
to the front in unseemly haste, is 
for the purpose of fishing for information, or there is some hope 
that the high-strung, overwrought boss, tired of incarceration, 
may decide to say and do anything that may be demanded of 
him by Heney and Langdon. We have already stated that the 
evidence obtained, by such means, is not worth very much, and 
no jury will let it weigh very heavily with them in arriving at a 
decision; unless it is corroborated by the evidence of reputable 
men. Heney should be placed on the stand, that he might deny 
an allegation attributed to him, and which is as follows: "Ruef 
is such a damned liar I wouldn't believe him on oath." 

Heney may or may not have made this statement; we prefer 
to believe that he did not do so, but the fact remains that it was 
credited to him, and that it is as yet unrel'uted. Also, it is a 
fact that the public believe- rally that Heney, if quoted 

correctly, was right, and that Ruef is "such a damn liar" it 
would not believe him on oath! How about a jury taking the 
ex-boss's word ? 

Michael Casey has shown San Fran- 

MlOHAEL Casey. i what one man with a very clear 

idea of his duty can do to earn the 

plaudits of the people. With fifty-two •' sand dollars, he has 

dene no months than the Gallagher outfit with nearly a 

million dollars in two years. Ml a labor union man. It 

is said that he is not a believer in the union in politics, and not 
tic in any of his beliefs. More power to him. The News 
Letter wishes him well, and will stand by him in all things for 
the good of the city. 

The new appropriation will enable h -h the down-town 

ime his go ! : he fleet ar- 

rives, Casey and the United Railroads will have finished Market 

: if will ha- i that will surpass that 

ol' any city, and will truly have earned the name of the great 

••white wav" of the city by the Golden Qs 

Golden Gate Avenue 


Golden Gate avenue, Borne time ago, 
boulevard. It has 
but recently been paved, and already 
towing numerous signs of wear- 
ing out It should be repaired immediately, and all heavy team- 
ing prohibited, deflecting this to parallel streets, paved with the 
D block, i rt artery to the 

Park, and should be used onlv by light horse-drawn vehicles and 

What's the matter with giving some kind of a decent wel- 

lie armv and navy hoys who are now with I 

! ive left an estate valued at over 

tid she only visited San Francisco three times. 



February 1, 1908 

The words of warning of the News 
The Rat Crusade. Letter that every precaution be 

taken to kill the rats in the city, has 
had a very effective following, and people generally are taking 
a greater personal interest in the matter. The News Letter 
wishes to repeat that it is not a question whether the Health 
Board officers, the Maritime Hospital Service officers, and the 
local health authorities, are correct or not in their diagnosis of 
the situation. It is believed, by many people, that the plague 
story is exaggerated, and the fact that there are only two known 
cases in the city at this time, lends color to the tales of those 
who call the physicians alarmists, but the fact that the rat epi- 
demic of plague is increasing; that there are a. larger percentage 
of rats caught carrying fleas who have the plague, is a red signal 
of danger, and it calls for strenuous individual action. The 
News Letter has no desire to frighten any one and to create a 
scare, where admittedly none exists, but it does contend that it 
pays to be clean. It is a simple tiling that is asked, and all good 
citizens should attend to the matier of cleansing their premises 
and clearing out the rats. All bad citizens should be arrested 
if they refuse to clean their premises, at the request of an officer 
of the various boards and punished severely for every infraction. 

The killing of the rats has caused 
Remove all Garbage. an exodus of this vermin from the 

sewers and other habitations to the 
residences and outbuildings. All garbage cans should be so pro- 
tec-ted that rats cannot reach food, and no food should be thrown 
about so that the rats can reach it. All garbage cans shoidd be 
cleansed thoroughly, and garbage should be removed often. 
Vegetables should not be strewn about, and no meat scraps be 
left anywhere wilhin the reach of the rodents, and if all people 
will but observe these simple rules, the rats will soon be starved 
out. The physicans fear an epidemic in the summer months, 
and the News Letter is ready to render all the help it can to re- 
move tlie cause of such epidemic, even if the epidemic exists 
only in the imagination of the health officers. Kill the rats, 
starve them out. Do not wait for your neighbor or the officers 
to take action. Do so yourself, and do it now. Every minute 
is precious. Let this be a ratless and mieeless city. Kill all 
the stray cats and dogs. They cany fleas. See that your own 
pet animals are kept free of the pests. 

Alameda Leads. 

The Alameda Civic Purity League 
is doing remarkably good work, and 
every man who is a man will ap- 
plaud its efforts to bring about a condition of things that will 
forever remove the seller of pools on the race track from the 
midst of this law-abiding, clean home town. It is a well-known 
thing that the law has been broken in many ways. It has been 
known that liquor was sold to minors; that liquor was sold with- 
out a license, and that gambling was going on all unhindered 
by the authorities. Alameda is a residence town with a very 
large percentage of children of the school age. The race-track 
pool selling evil has invaded the homes, and all people who have 
the good of such a community at heart will approve the work of 
the League, and wish them God-speed. Other evils are hinted at, 
and it is more than probable that there is to be action taken that 
wdl cleanse Alameda from one end to the other ere long. The 
present police and fire commission may be depended upon to do 
all it can in aid of the League. It is, however, to be deplored 
that the commission did not take the initiative in this matter 
and use the police to some purpose. It is a sad commentary on 
the efficiency of the police force that the commission has not 
had at hand all the information the League has had to obtain, 
through the agency of private detectives. 

Bat Cities Should 
Follow Suit. 

San Rafael is cursed with the sell- 
ing of pools on the races, and little 
Mill Valley, that ideally beautiful 
spot, is not without its dealer in the 
guesses on the bunco game at Emeryville. Pools are being sold 
all over San Francisco. San Mateo is not without its cigar 
store, with pool selling attachment, and Palo Alto has a bunch 
of the same kind of law breakers. Leagues should be formed 
all over the country that is afflicted by this crime, and the pool- 
seller should be eliminated. It can be done. District Attorney 
Boyd of Marin is even now studying how to make the decision he 
obtained against Darough, through Justice Shaw effective in a 

permanent sense. Berkeley is on the list for the next move. Ac- 
tion is to be taken by the University authorities against the sell- 
ers of the pools. The Reverend Mr. Hutsinspiller gave the cue 
for action the other day, and the University authorities should 
take steps to prod the public officials to do their duty. The 
News Letter hereby asks thai steps be taken in Palo Alto, and 
if the city authorities will do nothing, as was (he case in Ala- 
meda, then let Professor Jordan exercise the power of the Uni- 
versity "big-stick." 

As for San Francisco and the pool-seller, DISTRICT AT- 
von how in Marin and in Alameda. 

When will the good ladies of the 
Club Ladius in a Trap, clubs organized for indulgence in 

culturine proclivities, and the un- 
worthy but short-sighted wearers of the cloth, come to realize 
that tlie anvil chorus they have been playing mi the demerits and 
obscenities of the book "Three Weeks," conduces to nothing more 
than increased book-stall sales and a continued complacent joy 
on the part of the publishers ? The history of all such tirades 
bears an unvarying degree of sameness; and the self-constituted 
censors unconsciously become the publisher's best sales agents, 
pure and simple. In the preseni instance, it would seem that the 
whole scheme was actually an engineered one, and the club ladies 
iind ministers have literally fallen into a trap. On (he face of 
it, the vulgarity, obscenity and tilth of "Three Weeks" were in- 
troduced with malice aforethought, ami with an authorine's 
practical eye fixed on their "best selling" possibilities. The un- 
suspecting and unpaid advertiser? of the 1 k have, by their ac- 
tions, put the publicity powers of the three-sheet poster-to shame. 
As an instance of the introduction of the book into circles, where- 
in otherwise it would have luckily remained unknown, may be 
cited the case of young girls whose weekly pin-moneys would 
not permit the book's purchase, but who on the mutual subscrip- 
tion plan not only buy the book, but do a thriving loan-library 
business among friends on the ten-cenls-a-reading basis. The 
solution of the whole matter seems to lie in the appointment of 
a National Board of Book Censors, to pass on literary produc- 
tions of the "Three Weeks" nature, and who will have as pari 
of the paraphernalia of their positions a literary crematory, into 
which reading rot of this character may be consigned. 

The re-organization of the Citizens' Alliance having been 

effected, under the direction of a new president and executive 
committee, assisted by an advisory board of seventy-five, and 
associated with the Citizens' Industrial Association of America, 
of New York, notice is given that the Legal and Publicity De- 
partments are open to its members at rooms 917-18-20-22 Mer- 
chants' Exchange Building. 

Marsh's (formerly of Palace Hotel and Post 

have opened at corner of California and Polk streets. 





No Branch Stores. No Agents. 

Well groomed gentlemen come here for clothes. Garments 
here are ready but were not made in a hurry. Designers who 
originate exclusive fashions for us are students of anatomy, who 
have studied form and know "just how" to fit. 

The depression of any business usually develops from 
decayed methods. Inflated, wealthly use of words and 
anticipated fake sales that require lots of advertising to 
sell-nearly-as-good-clothes are never countenanced in 
this shop. We never have price reductions. We mark 
our prices "correct" at the start. What do we do with 
"leftovers?" Guess? 


Fillmore Street, near Sutter, San Francisco 

February 1, 1908. 



'<Jje t&di willfjay the den/.sir, wilijmL 

The Lay of the Last Mob. 

Some day ye will gaze at th' ruins 

An' wreck of th' body ye made; 
And ye'll see in th' dust, th" work of your lust; 

Ye'll wonder what's come o' your trade. 
An' ye'll wonder what's happened th' union, 

It's lyin' so feeble an' still : 
An' ye'll know right away that it died on th' day 

Ye started to murder an' kill. 

Some day ye look back in remembrance, 

An' think o' th' start that ye had; 
Some day ye'll regret, when ye're reeking with sweat, 

That your end was so sudden an' sad. 
An' ye'll wonder what happened to kill ye, 

An' wonder what laid ye out cool ; 
Tf 11 come to ye then, how it slipped from ye when 

Ye broke every law with mob rule. 

An' ye'll think how ye gave up your foothold, 

An' turned all your friends that were true; 
Ye'll think o' the time ye were in your prime, 

An' th' union flourished an' grew. 
If ye wonder what happened t' kill ye, 

An' wonder what laid ye out low; 
'Twill be easy t' tell, ye struck your death knell 

When a riot was all ye could show. 

If ye value th' union, brothers, 

Go home to your children and wives; 
Go settle your strikes without pistols and pikes, 

Endangering poor devils' lives. 
For ye're killing th' cause chat ye're lovin', 

Ye're riding a dangerous wave 
When ye smile at th' brute an' permit him to shout. 

It's th' cause that gels nearer lb' grave. 

The proprietor of a clothing renovatory gave me some il- 
luminating information the other day bearing on the question of 
the unemployed. His trouble is not, as one might suppose, thai 
he is overwhelmed with people seeking work. On the contrary, 
he cannot get help. lie Deeds a man or a boy to deliver suits of 
clothing that have been cleaned. Two dollars a day is paid for 
this work. He had found boys unwilling to work lor this amount. 
He has tried men, but after making a few dollars, they quit 
work. He has offered the job to two or three men Ibis week, bin 
tbev have scorned the work at two dollars a day. Granted that 
this is not a princely amount, it is more than enough tor a 111:111 
to live on in simple comfort. But the unions have set such a 
pace thai no one is willing to take an ordinary wage. When hod- 
carriers earn $1 to $."> a day, discontent is created in the ranks 
of the ordinary laborers, wdio demand similar wages. Moreover, 
they will not. do rough work. They have reached such a stage 
that they will not be satisfied with anything but a fancy job at 
fancy prices. There will have to be 8 readjustment. It is so 
palpablj improper that a bricklayer or a plumber should receive 

more than most professional men. that it is a wonder the condi- 
tion has been endured so long. These workers have not climbed 
to this height through ability or skill, but through union tyranny. 
They have forced an unnatural standard, which they will have to 
abandon. There would not be so much objection to mechanics 
receiving exorbitant wages if tbev saved their money and 
homes with it. Hut a majority of them are thriftless, especially 
the sic Their money goes to the saloons and the race 

and when hard times come, 'bey have nothing to keep 
them from starvation. This uneven division of money cannot 

The terrible tire at Boyerstown shows the necessity of a 

supervision of the moving picture machine business by the 
tire inspector service al our theatres. 

It is interesting to listen to the gossip of the people famil- 
iar with the manner in which things are conducted at Emeryville. 
I beard a discussion the oiler night of the winning of a race by 
Raleigh, who came in at fifty to one, to the great profit of the 
bookmakers. And. according In tin- frank revelations of the peo- 
ple I heard talking, the thing was arranged especially for the ben- 
efit of those worthy gentlemen. Two favorites bad won, and the 
bookmakers had paid out a whole lol of money. Something must 
be done to put them even. Money piled in on the favorite in this 
particular race, and when the coffers had been filled, the favor- 
ite was sacrificed for the outsider, on which hardly anybody had 
money. "I knew it was a frame-up," one of the wise ones re- 
marked, "but I couldn't get onto which horse was slated to win. 
If I'd known it was Raleigh, there'd have been a mighty nice 
pick-up for me." One would think he would have been disgrun- 
tled over a crooked race. But no such thing. The patrons of the 
track have become so accustomed to the swindling that goes on 
there that they accept it as a matter of course, depending on get- 
ting a tip once in a while as to the next piece of underhand 
work. The whole thing makes one very skeptical as to the in- 
telligence of the public. 

"No Californian gentleman or lady ever abuses or op- 
presses a Chinaman, under any circumstances," an explanation 
that seems to be much needed in the East. Only the scum of the 
population do it, they and their children; they, and naturally and 
consistently, the policemen and the politicians, likewise, for these 
are the dust-licking pimps and slaves of the scum, there as well 
as elsewhere in America." It was Mark Twain, keen observer 
and accurate critic, who used the above words in "Roughing It," 
a generation ago. The words arc as true to-day as then. It is 
only the rabble, the half-American coolies, the "unwhipped mob," 
which may be held accountable tor the bullying and abuse of the 
Orientals, who mind their own business. If this "scum" were 
kept in order, there would be little difficulty in arranging ami- 
cable immigration treaties with the Oriental nations, which could 
be easily complied with by all. 

If the Police Department really wishes to suppress the 

pool-selling industry in this city it can easily do so by following 
the practice of Police Commissioner Bingham, of New York, in 
organizing a corps of alert, reliable detectives, young and old. 
taken, not from the Police Department, inn from outside sources. 

As these become known ii locality, tbev can be shifted to a 

distant one. It is absurd to trj i«i gel evidence by means of 
alleged detectives who are perfectly well known to every pool- 
seller in town. The special detectives need not belong to the 
regular force at all. They may be paid out of the police emer- 
gency fund. 

How did the omniscient Billy Burns allow the chauffeur, 

Latham, to get away from 111111? It has been gem rally supposed 
that no one could escape th n lerful sleuth. 

but it seems that Latham was too much lor him. And then when 
he was found, it was Biggy who located him. To have a prisoner 
escape is bad enough, b outdone bj B the crowning 

disgrace. It might me that, if Burns would di role at- 

tention to the work he i- hired for. instead of taking commissions 
for attorneys, there would be fewer escaj 

The question that arises is whether a policeman's private 

life is to be considered as an dis- 

charge. It is possible thai if the rule is enforced in San Fran- 
cisco and the bay cities, we would find ourselves protected with 
a corporal's guard. 






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Rare volumes. 

To one who loves books for what they contain, and not because 
of their antiquity or on account of the hands through which they 
have passed, there is a sort of grim humor in such a discovery 
as has recently been made regarding the famous "Breeches" 
Bible that is supposed to have been the property of Milton, and 
that contains the alleged signatures of Milton and his wife. This 
Bible is one of the famous edition in which the word "breeches" 
appeared instead of "aprons" in the passage that should have read 
"They sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons." 
The error was probably due to some fun-loving printer, whose 
little joke escaped the proofreader. At any rate, "Breeches" 
Bibles are valued by collectors, and the one supposed to contain 
the autographs of the great blind poet and his wife was looked 
upon as an especially rare relic. 

This particular Bible is an object of suspicion now, for the 
great handwriting expert, Richard Carvalho, has voiced his strong 
suspicion of the authenticity of the autographs. There are many 
arguments in favor of his contention. 

The volume in question is a small, thick quarto, covered with 
old leather boards, brass mounted and with a clasp. The im- 
print in it states that it was printed in London by the deputies of 
Christopher Barker, 1588. There is no question as to its authen- 
ticity so far as this is concerned. Pasted on the inside cover is 
a slip of paper three and one-half by two and one-half inches in 
size, on which is written, "John Milton, Peb. 24, 1654." On the 
title page appears, under date of 1664, the signature of his third 
wife, Elizabeth Milton, and her maiden name, "Elizabeth Min- 
shull," together with a note purporting to have been written by 
her on December 27, 1714, in which she wills the volume to her 
mother, "Widow Matthews." There are also autographs of Wil- 
liam Minshull, Nantwich, and Thomas Matthews, Middlewich. 

When the volume first came to the notice of collectors, Dr. 
William Aldis Wright, who is thoroughly familiar with the sig- 
nature of Milton, pronounced the autograph genuine. The Lon- 
don Athanaeum, which is considered almost infallible in sueh 
matters, vouched for the book. It gave a long account of it, in 
which the opinion was ventured that the volume was the identi- 
cal one from which Milton's daughters read to him after he had 
become blind. 

The book passed through various hands, and in New York, 
recently, it was purchased by an agent of a New York dealer for 
$1,225, the lowest price for which it has ever been sold. The 
agent examined the autographs through a strong microscope, 
after making the purchase, and formed the opinion that the let-, 
ters had been traced, and that the two signatures, although sup- 
posed to have been written ten years apart, had been made with 





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the same ink. He discovered, too, that outside of the supposed 
Milton signature, the others were in the same hand apparently, 
the letter "M" especially looking the same in each name. He 
submitted the book to Carvalho, who agreed with him. 

There is another strong point against the authenticity of the 
book. It had been rebacked — that is, new end papers and fly- 
leaves had been put in. These appear to be of a modern weave 
of paper, as also does the piece of paper on which appears the 
poet's name. 

Whoever did the forgery picked up a dishonest penny for which 
he will not have to account in this world. 

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February 1, 1908. 



'ffccberao ku/x/ bat Pleasures ' 

By Barnutt Franklin. 
The Alcazar. 

A review of this week's production at the Alcazar must chroni- 
cle, first of all, a distinct triumph for Miss Thais Lawton. This 
as- against the average criticism of performances at this play- 
house; for the credit in most instances goes to the company as a 
whole for well-balanced and excellent "team work." But "Dor- 
othy Vernon of Haddon Hall" proves indubitably that the Al- 
cazar is possessed not only of a stock company of much merit, 
but of a leading lady who, when parts are unequal, can meet the 
situation with as convincing and worthy a rendition of a big role 
as many so-called "stars" I have known. 

For 'TJorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" is essentially a one 
man's — or rather a one woman's play. In this instance, she is 
Miss Lawton. The authors, Charles Major and Paul Kester, 
have contrived a play in which their heroine is given the spot- 
light on the slightest provocation. Theirs is a pretty severe test 
for a stock actress with whom we are on terms of weekly ac- 
quaintance. That Miss Lawton comes out of her acquittal of 
the part with pennants flying may be laid to her art, and not to 
the typewriters of the collaborators. 

Hers is quite a remarkable performance when weighed against 
her equally good recent handling of the serious roles of the 
"Resurrection" and "The Sign of the Cross." Dorothy is a 
headstrong, independent, hoydenish, free-as-air type of a maid. 
All these qualities does Miss Lawton give to her. But, best of all, 

left, u "Kid BWIM," in Klatr it'- Erlangcr's produc- 
tion of George M. Cohan's musical plat/. "Forty-five Minutes 
from Broadway." at the Van NtSB Theatre, beginning Monday 

Miss Alice Norton, the young German chemist, who will manu- 
facture rubies and sapphires next week at the Orpheum. 

she gives, too, something more rare and non-purchasable, the 
divine sense of humor. It is the latter with which she cloaks 
the many inconsistencies of this "costume drammer," and im- 
poses plausibility when plausibility is taking a vacation. 

Bertram Lytell has all the good looks demanded by the pari of 
Sir John Manners. Tradition has led us to believe that folk 
of the Manners type indulge in a wee bit more of swashbuckling 
than does Lytell. But repression is one of this leading man's 
best qualities, and is eminently more palatable than braggadocio 
and rant. 

As usual, the rest of the cast is "evenly good." Mr. Maher, aa 
the jester, and Mr. Weanei as Sir George Vernon, are cast in 
the other leading male roles, ami make the most of them. It 
would seem that no criticism of an Alcazar production is com- 
plete without a word of praise to the craft of stage-manager 
Butler, and a mention of the liberality possessed by the keeper of 
the theatre's exchequer. The mounting of the play, I feel safe 
in saying, is equal to any that the play has ever had. and would 
he an excellent object lesson to managers of traveling companies, 
who vaguely wonder why their plays fail to please in "particular 
San Francisco." 

Miss Lawton, this week, is a "star" by the foi ei act- 

ii) though the bill-boards do not acclaim it so. 
* * * 

The Princess. 

"I'loi lii- still-in-the-memory friend of yesteryear, is 
with us once more, with all its wealth of tuneful melody. "I'is 
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Charles B. Hanford at the Novelty Theatre, commencing Sun- 
day night. 

and that staunch old parlor favorite. "The Shade of the Shee- 
elterixig Palm," under the skillful band-mastership of Mr. James 
— and with the worthy warblers of the Princess doing their 

ft i- a performance that mosl adequately feasts the ear and 
eye alike. Cecilia Rhoda, ever a delight, is. if anything, more 
fair than ever to look upon, and she sings with a Ereedon 
warmth that shows complete renunciation of her late cold. Hits 
is the most satisfying Dolores of my experience. 

Edith Bradford gives the right touch of sprightliness and 
coquetry to Lady HoUyrood, and the capable Zoo Barnett, cast 
for the oino in an ungrateful role, does a duet. "We Get Up at 
Eight A. M.. ' with Mr. Apfel. that is one of the daintiest things 
of the evening. 

Of the men, John J. Martin, as the millionaire Gilfain, is do- 
ing the best work of his engagement, due, no doubt, to the fact 
thai he has discarded his painfully forced methods of chaj 
impersonation. His work is a happy relief from the drawling 
characterization of "The Belle of New York." Harold Crane 
wears the latesl cut of flannels, and sings the songs that fall to 
the lot of Abereoed with virility. Ben Lodge as the Tweedle- 
punch, does not destroy our well-remembered admiration for 
Phil Riley, who did the character some years ago, bul ho. too. is 
a vast improvement upon himself. His drunken scene, in par- 
ticular, is excellent, and is a fine study in equilibrium. 

The chorus seems invested with a special vivacity, and the 
stand-by "Sextette" deserves its half-dozen encon - fully. All in 
all, you get a musical-comedy production eminently worthy of 
both your time and collateral. It is the Princess at high-water 

* * * 

The Orpheum, 

Vaudeville in its various variety is represented ai the Orpheum 
this week. You will find the whole gamul of melodramatic 
emotion run in "Kit," a sketch by Winner Bynner and Cecil de 
Mille, presented by Hilda Spong, for ii is melodrama in tablet 

form. Miss Spong has done i v ambitions things, notably 

"Lady Huntsworth's Experience," bul she here showe her vaude- 
ville worth as well, an accomplishment uol possessed b, all legiti- 
mate actresses. 

John C. Bice and Sally Colin revive "All the World Loves a 
Lover," a distinct improvement upon their offering of last week. 
They are a clever pair, and Rice is one of those all-too-few mor- 
tals that can extract audible smiles from pij and gallery alika 

Geiger and Wallers. Sydney Deane and Company in "Christ- 
mas on Bla tkwell's bland," Bailey and Austin, Sheairand War- 

ren, and the four Parros are "hold overs," and the Biograpli 
gives us an experiment in trick photography that is vastly amus- 
ing, ft is a nicely-balanced bill in its entirety, with vaudeville 
well represented in its multitudinous phases. 

* * * 

The .1 merit an. 

The "Red Feather," Charles Klein and Reginald De Koven's 
contribution lo America's comic opera store, holds down the 
boards ai the American this week. We have had it before, with 
Grace von Studdiford a- the Feather. Cheridah Simpson, her 
upercessor, is ample of voice and anatomy, but she invests the 
role with n vasl dash and brilliancy. The "Red Feather" song 
nun I"' singled out as the star note of he]- performance, done as 
it is with a lino martial spirit. 

William II. CoiiVn is ,i c edian of much unction, but, after 

ibe principal, honors musl lt> to Julia Curtis, soubrette, wdio is 
attractiveness personified. Her impersonations of eminent his- 
triorts were well done indeed. 

'I'lie resl of the company are, for the major portion, average In 
ability. The music, largel) reminiscent though it be of the 

"Robin II 1." has still much originality of melody. Tic 

worsl thai we may accuse Mi'. He Koven of is self-plagiarism. 

The "Red Feather" serves lis intended purpose, for il is suc- 
cessful entertaii m. 

* * * 

I'll !■ "Novelty. 

• I: •- 'I'. Powers has been giving his intensely funpie Charlie 

Taylor in "The Blue Moon" all week at the Novelty Theatre. 
His chief aid and abettor. Clara Palmer, with her vivacity, voice 
and delicious all-wool-and-a-i :i rd-wide smile. casiK captures sec- 
ond honors. Hers will the mosi refreshing memories in 

i n-. Frank Farringfon and Phil Byley are as good support as 

any traveling musical comedy company have proffered us. As a 
mirth-provoker, Jimmie Powers is my one best bet. 

* * * 
The Van Ness. 

Frank Daniels, with his funereal "Tattooed Man." disappears 
this Sulci. n Erom our midst. Mr. Daniels has taken our local 
play reviews to task for criticisms uncomplimentary of his humor 
lacking ''comic opera." It has been, jays he, a pronounced hi! 
with a capital II along the Great White Lane, and he unmildly 
-is that we are tainted with provincialism by our non- 
agreement of its worth, and the absence of our financial support. 
! ai me much that he is mistaken, and that our attitude was 
inspired by good wild Western discernment If Frank Daniels, 
droll and eminently capable comedian that he is, comes to us 
again with a vehicle worthy of his art, I venture to opine that he 

will find I am not far off in my appraiseme I San Francisco's 

theatrical judgment. 

* * » 

ti String Quartette. 
The opening concert of the fifteenth season, given by the 
Minetti Quartette ai Hears! Hall, Berkeley, last Fridaj night, 

augurs well for their forthc bag i certs in this city. Ii is an 

organization of much worth thai deserves the support of local 
music lovers. The quartette is composed of Giulio Minetti and 
HanB Kocnig. violinists; Andre Verder. viola player, and Arthur 
'cellist. Mrs. Alice Bacon Washington will assist in the 
om it to be given at. Century Hall this Friday afternoon, Jan- 
uary the 31st. An excellent programme is announced, notable 
among the numbers being Mozarfs Quartel in G, and Rubin- 
-i< u- sonata in A major for piano and 'cello. 


The attraction at the Novelty Theatre for the week commen- 
cing this Sunday night. February 2d, will be Charles B. Hanford 
and a strone cnmpauv in i-laboratc productions of "Antony and 
Cleopatra." "The Taming of the Shrew." and "The Merchanl 
of Venice." "Antony and Cleopatra" will be played the entire 
week, with the exception of Friday night ami Saturday matinee. 
On Friday night, "The Turning of the shrew" will be presented; 
and the bill for Saturday matinee is "The Merchant of Venice." 
The presentation of "Antony and Cleopatra" should insure pro- 
found interest, for Charles B. Hanford is one of the n 
actors competent to make an adequate and satisfactory produc- 
tion of this great play, for his training and iriumphs have been 
distinctively and almost exclusively Shakespearean. The play 
also presents exceptional opportunities for his talented leading 

February 1, 1908. 



lady, Miss Alice Wilson. The supporting company has been 
earning high compliments. 

» * * 

George M. Cohan, author-composer of "Forty-Five Minutes 
from Broadway," which Klaw & Erlanger present at the Van 
Hess Theatre for two weeks beginning Monday, February 3d, 
with usual matinees, with thai well-known ami popular comed- 
ian, Scot! Welch, in the principal role, is an extremely observant 
young man, and it is due to this power of observation that he 
has been so very successful in giving to the stage types thai are 
not only amusing, bul impress the theatre-goer with the quality 
ot being real live personalities, rather than theatrical lay figures 
with a mechanical trick of moving and talking. The secret of 
this is in the transferring In the stage of real people whom Mr. 
Cohan has .met at various times in his career, and whose char- 
acteristics and eccentricities he has carefully jotted down in an 
ever-present note book. No better example of the success of this 
manner of peopling the stage with real live characters can be 
cited than the maid, Mary, and the delightful acting of Miss 
Frances Gordon. 

The Orpheum announces for the week beginning this Sunday 
matinee a programme of great novelty ami variety, Miss Alice 
Norton, who will head it, is a young German chemist, who, for 
seven years, was a student of the famous Professor Pictet at 
Zurich. She will, in sight of the audience, manufacture rubies 
and sapphires, not merely colored stones dignified with the name, 
but some as real and as rare as those which sparkle behind a 
jeweler's window, and which she claims may be put to the sever- 
est test an expert can devise.. The Melani Trio, who will make 
their first appearance, are musicians who, garbed as street sing- 
ers, furnish fifteen minutes of excellent melody. Two have rare 
voices, while the third is a violin virtuoso. The three Keatons, 
Joe, Myra and Buster, with Jingles thrown in for good measure, 
will present one of the best eccentric comedy acts on the vaude- 
ville stage, and Harry Allister, a clever and versatile character 
impersonator, will introduce an act which is both novel and en- 
tertaining. Another new attraction will he Mme. Czinka Panna. 
a German cymbal virtuoso. Her performance is particularly in- 
teresting, and she enlivens it by the introduction of a dog who 
dances, and another that plays the organ. Next week will be the 
last of the four Parros; Hilda Spong and company will also 
conclude their engagement with this programme, and John C. 
Rice and Sally Cohen will say farewell in an amusing sketch, 
entitled "The Kleptomaniac." New Orpheum motion pictures 
will close the entertainment. 

* * * 

"Are You a Mason?" that funny farce, is to !«■ oexl week's 
Alcazar offering. The east will include Bertram Lytell 
young benedict, who gets himself and other folks into all kinds 
of ridiculous situations by pretending he is a Free Mason ; 
Glendiiming, as the accommodating youth who o 
by masquerading as a modiste, and has much tun and * 
mishaps; John B. Maher. as the man from [llinois, who for 
twenty years has falsely left his confiding n ife bat his 

nights were put in at a Masonic lodge ins ead of - putable 
places: A. Burt Werner as thi "rube." who is put to all kinds 
of ridiculous tests to prove that he is eligible to b Mason ; 

Howard Hickman as the unscrupulous faker, who takes advan- 
tage of every chance to profit at the expense of those who trust 
him : Adele Belgarde as the jealous wife, who regards Masonry 
as a protector of the domestic hearth: Louise Brownell as the 
loving young bride, and Daisy Lovering and Anita M: 

OUS maiden sisters. Any one who has seen the play need 
Hoi be told thai ilio Uca ar's i ast will be adequate. 

The new grill of the Vienna Cafe is enjoying a di 

popularity, as it is about the only place in the cil 
enjoy a rich, juicy steak or an English mutton chop done to just 
the right turn to suit the individual taste. The Vienna Cafe and 
Bakery is situated at 101 1 Van Ness avenue. Mr. Galindo, the 

irietor, has a repute for frozen dainties and pa- 
all kinds that i< second to none. His mince pies and his ice- 
creams are dreams. 

; oast busines a unit for the 

ship subsidy thai will reward the builder, tfo 

The Sultan Baths is of the great permanent institu- 
tions of San Francisco. It is not the usual Hammam bath, bul 
i modern bathing place, where an up-to-date . Turkish or other 
bath in;n he had. In the perfection of its appointments, it is 
i-oalest claim to metropolitanism San Francisco has to 
offer. One m.n obtain a bath, a nap and a noon lunch at this 
establishment. The tonsorial parlors are as fine as any in the 
West. There are facilities for every known bath — Turkish, 
Russian, Roman, Nnulieini, Electric, Medicated, Sulphur and 
\ a rious kinds of tub baths. 

Here yon will find expert masseurs, vibratory electric treat- 
ment and physical training. The baths own their own laundry, 
in the basement of the building, and every care is taken to en- 
sure the perfect washing of all towels, bath robes and linens be- 
fore being used, and each piece is thoroughly, asepticized. Here 
the business man may enjoy all the comforts of a club, be reju- 
venated and drop business cares. The Sultan Baths .are well 
worth a visit. They occupy their own building at 624 Post street 
near Jones. 


Ab.olutely Clftii A 
Theatre Building 

Week beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matinee every day. 

SPONG <Sr CO., in "KIT," and last week of JOHN C. RICE and 
SALLY COHEN, presenting for the first time "The Klepto- 

Evening prices. 10c, 26c, 60c, and 75c. 

Matinee prices (except Sundays and holidays). 10c, 25c. 50c. 
Phone West 6,000. 

Novelty Theatre 



One ning Sunday night, Feburary 2. 

RLES B. HANFORD In three elaborate productions. 
All week, ptlng Friday night and Saturday matinee, 



Seats, 6 mta to SI. 60. 

Next — Herbert Kelcey and Effle Shannon in "The Walls of 

Van Ness Theatre 

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(Eddie Foy, the rgjted farce comedian, declares that tragedy 
is his real forte, ami has announced Ms early appearance as 
Hamlet. — News Item.) 

No longer will the welkin ring 

With joyful, joyous joy : 
The jester's bells have been Eorsook 

By fiekle Mr. Poy. 
No more our risibilities, 

He'll wake for paltry pelf, 
For lo ! his funny man's career 

Is laid upon the shelf. 

Bui. Eddie, we are loth to lot 

Vnn thus desert ns now : 
We beg i" take exception to 

your tragic exit how. 
Ton long you've smoothed our lines of care 

Ami roused our laughter gay — 
It really seems quite impolite 

[gnoring us this way. 

Now I would fain suggest a moans 

To Bolve this problem grave, 
By which you mummer-wise may soar 

Ami yet your homage save. 
So hero's the scheme: when you enact 

The sari young Danish son, 
Don't do the part in hackneyed style 

As actors e'er have done, 

But road your lines in dialed 

Ami wear your famous smile. 
Ami make that youth so lachrymose 

More really worth the while. 

Then, in that drear theatre scene. 

( Pray, do not look askance). 
Just cut that creepy murder oul 

Ami do a song and dance ! 

By thods of this kind vmi 

Your comedy position, 

And vet you still can sal isfy 
Vmir tra^eiK a m in I inn. 

11 he 

— Barnett Wranklin. 

Why are physicians so ignorant nf biology? How many repu- 
table practitioners have read Darwin? How many know the 
difference between natural selection and domestic selection? How 
many can talk intelligently of rudimentary organs? Materia 
niedica has progressed wonderfully. Physicians now prevent 
rather than cure. Until recently medicine was tired into the vic- 
tim in bottlefuls. This "scientific guessing" reigned for centur- 
ies. Then came homeopathy thai cured because it wasn't strong 
enough to kill. These well meaning people's creed was "similiba 
aimilibus curantur." According to which, if we are consistent, 
we should feed a cholera patient, on green apples; a chronic dys- 
peptic on biscuits soaked in lard. Now, homeopathists say it 
dpesn't mean that: like all creeds, it harbors a time proviso. I 
aKi id a pious old miser why he didn't sell all he had and saddle 
the proceeds on the poor. He said: "Our Savior didn't mean 
that." There never was a creed that fitted more than one age. 
Evolution is all pervading. Change is the law of nature. Noth- 
ing is monotonous but man's conceit. 

* * * 

After all, man is a nick-name for prejudice. And did yon ever 
nut ice that the less we know of a subject, the more pronounced 
our views? Politics for instance! How many people know the 
difference between Democrat and Republican? But you tell 


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cither that there is no difference if you want to see the fur fly. 
Two corn-field niggers will come to blows over the duty on 
Cashmere shawls: two scavengers become enemies on free silver. 
With the average man. prejudice lills the place of knowledge, 
and every breath of opposition fans prejudice into hatred. Never 
try to innoculate a man with something new: find mil what he 
belii res, and advocatl lhat for all it is worth. Don't preach to 

unbelievers, bul to the wandering sheep whose faith exists, and 
wants nothing 1ml Eanning. Let home training or association 

lav the Foundation. In other words, let II ther fellow do the 

work. Content yourself with the laurels. How many are .li-- 

satisfied with congenital beliefs? The man who leave- the h( 

nil is called a crank. We call him "blasphemous" if we can: 
that failing, he is "immoral;'' that not fitting, he is a crank, 
preferably a d n fool. 

* * * 

What is this "aura" that they say surrounds folks and by some 
can be seen? T am lohl everybody lias a chronic ease. In my 
judgment, it is the condensation of the invisible perspiration. 
Professor Larkins says that no man should marry a woman if her 
aura conflicts with his. How is a fellow to diagnose a girl's 
aura when he can't see it. It is like the old affinity gag : you 
don't find out it is a bogus affinity until too late. Now-, what 
in thunder is the use of a light-house that you can't see till your 
ship has struck? I welcome any warning that warns me before- 
hand. But telling me that T am a d n fool after the fact is 

be; 1 argument won't do. Informing a man "it was loaded" 

after he is shot is stale news. I wonder if Father Yorke ha9 an 
aura. Unquestionably there is seme latent .attracting and op- 
posing forces in man. We like or dislike on sight. There seems 
to be an invisible atmosphere invisibly clouding some people. 
The present century is going to teach us much of psychology. 
Heretofore we ha\e contented ourselves with knowing the engine, 
that, mysterious engineer, the mind, is a stranger. The greatesi 
alienists are ignoramuses. When the mind dies the body crumbles 

* * * 

The best way to appreciate the rapid re-building of San Fran- 
cisco is to go away for a time and then return and look about. I 
recently returned to town after a few weeks' absence, and the 
progress made during the short period was striking. The only 
unpleasant reflection is, that' the progress would have been far 
greater had land-owners, builders and investors not been held 
hack by the exorbitant charges for labor made by P. H. McCar- 
thy's band of artisans. Building would have been more rapid 
and rents lower were it not for the demands of this band at the 
command of its tyrannical leader. 

* * * 

Eugene V. Dehs comes forward with the announcement 
that William D. navwood will be the candidate nf the Socialist 
party for the Presidency of the United Stales. A lilting candi- 
date, fathered by a fitting sponsor ami backed by a lilting partv. 

The Supreme Court 

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no exclusive right to the name. A patriotic American Sal- 
vationist named Griffin has started a religious revolutionary war, 
j»m 1 heads an American Salvation Army. General Booth carried 
the case to the Supreme Court, and his application for an injunc- 
tion was denied. It would seem thai even in the business of sav- 
ing souls, commercial principles obtain, bul I predict that when 
reat multitude, which we are told no man can number, 
before the throne, the copyrighted Salvationist will have 
uo preference. 

Alfred W. Dennett, otherwise "Angel" Dennett, who formerly 
bpi ated a chain ol "religious" restaurants extending from 
Brooklyn to San Francisco, died last week. He died a pauper, 
[hough at one time rated a millionaire, losing the fortune he ac- 
quired as a restaurateur in mining enterprises. Whether a hur- 
ried business man. rushing into a restaurant for a mid-day sand- 
uirh, .an imbibe religion by reading texts attached to the price 
list, is problematical. Certain it is, that to the writer such a 
combination as "Coffee and doughnuts, 10 cents. Prepare to 
inoel thy Hod!" would inculcate no moral lesson. 

* * * 

An official bulletin states that Luther Burbank's spineless cac- 
tus will not flourish on the desert. Thai remains to be proven. 
The spineless reformer flourishes in San Francisco. 

* * * 

Dr. William James, the psychologist, in a recent magazine ar- 
ticle, states that "there is no doubt that to some men sprees and 
excesses of almost any kind are medicinal, temporarily at any 
rale, in spite of what the moralists and doctors say." The sen- 
tence, taken as an uncompromising pronouncement, might afford 
tin- excessive drinker some comfort. But the bitter must be taken 
with the sweet. Continuing, the scientist adds a corollary as fol- 
lows: "Hut when the normal tasks and stimulations of life don't 
put a man's deeper levels of energy on tap, and he requires dis- 
tinctly deleterious excitements, his constitution verges on the ab- 

* * * 

The notoriety of Nan Patterson during her (rial was as a rush 
light compared to the blazing sun of that young Mrs. Thaw. A 
judge on the New York bench, in discussing the deplorable ell'eets 
of the widespread publicity given to her every action, said: 
"Within the last year a young woman whose lack of character was 
tin- cause of one of the most sensational murder trials, has arm- 
ally set the fashion for young girls by the clothing she has worn. 
Mislead of being shocked by even the mention »( her name, girls 
in their teens have imitated the dressing of her hair, the angle of 
her hat and the cut of her collar." 

rjndoubtedly true, and perfectly feminine. Bul it is safe to 
hazard a guess that the virtuous young women who thus covertly 
expivss their admiration of her conquests of the hearts of men by 

imitating her mode of dressing, would he horrified beyond ex- 
pression al the idea of an introduction. 

While Mademoiselle Zelie de Lussan was enchanting the au- 
dience at a matinee in the Los Angeles Orpheum, a fev 
igo i null' man in the gallerj voiced bis opinion of the perform- 
ance bj standing up and shouting in a stentorian voice "ro 
A miniature panic ensued, during which the fair singer Btood 
undisturbed, and finally quieted the audience. Such interrup- 
tions cannot be prevented when a singer present- operatic 
sitions to an audience, the greater number of whom 

pal he, and Eeeling of the Well-known Bong: "It's a long way hack 

le dear eld inei 'i-r'- 

* * * 

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the eighty million acres now devoted to the horse will be trans- 
ferred to the area cultivated for the fnm] supply of man. Thus 
the practical demonstration of the predictions of Malthus are 
again postponed indefinitely, but we must give the old clergyman 
credit for the fact that, when he wrote his immortal work, the 
motorcycle, to say nothing of the automobile, was not even a 
figment of the imagination. 


The Des Moines plan has abolished wards, boards and the al- 
dermanie system. It has concentrated the executive, legislative 
and judicial work in one body of men. The executive and ad- 
ministrative affairs are the principal duties to be performed, the 
others being incidental, and this body of councilmen, in whom 
all of this power is concentrated, represents the entire people 
ami no particular division. They art collectively in counseling 
the welfare of the city, in executing its laws and administering 
its affairs in accord with the besi judgment of the majority. Thus, 
at one stroke, the ward system is abolished, the possibility of each 
ward being a law unto itself i^ prevented and the distribution of 
thi' city's funds among the respective wards to satisfy the alder- 
men and their constituency is a thing of the past; the executive 

power has been concentrated ami ;l ntire responsibility fixed 

in a definite body; harmony and co-operation are made necessary, 
and each member of the council is responsible fur the condition 
of the whole city, — s '. II. Allen <>/' Des Moines. 

The marvelous growth of Borden's Condensed Milk Company is aue to 
unceasing vigilance In observing rigid sanitary regulations In the manu- 
re-lure of their products. Eacle ISrand Condensed Milk and Peerless 
Brand Evaporated Milk (unsweetened) have received highest awards 
wherever exhibited. 

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Where Ignorance 
is Bliss. 

The Buffalo Express, speaking of 
Nevada, said editorially the 
day: "We are paying a heavy flue 
for the mistake oi having admitted 
to the union a State which has neither the capacity nor the .de- 
sire to govern itself, but permits itself to be dominated by rival 
armed camps of labor unionists and mine owners." This is 
about a fair sample of the dense ignorance displayed by the aver- 
age Eastern editor when he deals with anything com 
the very justly famous Silver State. There is never any inclina- 
tion shown to be even fair, or it would be n membered thai had 
it not been for Nevada, places like Buffalo, without a history or 
record of any kind to account for an accidental position on the 

map of a great nation like this, would still be ekeing a 

mediocre existence. With its immense wealth of gold and silver 
ores, Nevada can afford to ignore slurs from a nonentity of the 
kind, remembering that the annual putput of one camp on the 
desert alone could buy up the entire landed area of such a miser- 
able community, and turn it into a pasture for hogs and mules. 
The Tonopah Sun. in commenting upon the individual guilty of 
this assinine effusion, says very truthfully and to the point: "Tin 
ignoramus never heard thai the Comstock mines produced the 
$GU0,000,000 in silver and gold bullion which saved the nation 
from bankruptcy at the close of the Civil War. lie never beard 
that there are several other Nevada camps thai singly have pro- 
duced upwards of $100,000,000 each. He never heard that the 
gold and silver production of this sparsely settled Stale Ear ex- 
ceeds th«' agricultural production of several Eastern States. He 
never heard that the present yearly production of V 
mines amounts to $80,000,000." 

Possibly not, and possibly were the truth known, the ig 'an! 

could not locate Nevada if put to the test li might be in South 
Africa or a suburb of Timhuctoo, for aughl the unfortunate 
knows or cares. Pass him alone gently. He and the K 
are good enough for an out of the way place like Buffalo, 
which does nol count tor much anyhow. 

An Original View on 

If this is not a declaration of social- 
istic principles, we would like to 
know what is? It comes a 
way from the city of New York, and 
is the accredited report of an interview in the Herald of that city 
with C. H. MacKinnon, President of the Goldfield Union No. 
820. In this Mr. MacKinnon is quoted in the Goldfield Tribune 
as follows: "The leasers are high-grading on the owners, the 
shift bosses are high-grading on the leasers, the men are 
grading on the bosses and leasers, the merchants and saloon keep- 
ers are high-grading on the men, and there you are. Why hasu'l 
a miner as good a right to high-grade as everybody else, granting 
that all high-grading is wrong? Bui we don't concede thai it is 
morally wrong. Who has developed these mines? The miners. 
Who has made Goldfield possible and built the town? The 
miners. Who actually produces the gold? The miners? Then 
do you mean to tell me that the men who do these things are 
not entitled to some share in the riches in that hill over there? 
This is a poor man's camp. Is some miner withoul a cent entitled 
to all the wealth in one of these mines rely be- 
cause he happened to stumble across it, and thai thi meD who 
work it are to be deprived of all except a day's wage, and that 
wage not enough to let him live decently? We don't look at it 
that way." This is frank enough certainly, and calculated to 
interest a number of people who own shares in the Goldfield 
mines, and have heard of high grading, but possibly never heard 
such a definition of its morality before. The enunciation of such 
ideas will possibly furnish an explanation oi some strange hap- 
penings in this camp since it blossomed into notoriety. A law 
which ignores the rights of mine and thine, if generally ai i epted 
as correct by a majority of any community, is certainly calculated 
to turn things topsy-turvy — for 3 while at least — until people 
get accustomed to the doctrine, or some one takes a notion to 
flatten it out. It is hardly fair to deal harshly with people who 


San Francisco, Cat. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000.00 

Paid Up Capital 500,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 313,000.00 

Interest at Jk per cent 

the rate of ^4* P er annum 

was paid on deposits for six months ending Dec. 31, 1907. 


hold such ideas as this. 

There are places provided to safeguard 

According to reports from Paris, an 
Nevada Mines in Paris, effort is now being made there to 
place what is known as the Golconda 
Consolidated shares in small parcels among French investors of 
ihe smaller class. This is a combination of mining claims located 
in the vicinitj of Golconda, Humboldt County, Nevada. Al- 
though, if we mistake not, a company of the same name has been 

operating a- an A man organization in this district for many 

years, with whai success is not generally known, the promoters 
have evidently re-incorporated in the French capital as the Gol- 
conda Consolidated Company, Limited, which was registered on 
1 1 ier •-';. L906, with a capital of 6250,000 in £1 shares. The 
alleged purpose of this organization was the purchase of certain 
mines in the State of \e\ada. the names of which are appended 
in an agree at, dated January 21, 1907. This agreement, be- 
tween I. K. L. Labadie, of Golconda, Nevada, and A. A. M. 
Ala-- net of Paris (vendors), and the company, provides for the 
sale to the company of certain mining claims and mines in the 
Hennedj Mining District of Humboldt. Nevada, known as the 
Cricket, Victor and Imperial Mines; mining claims and mines in 
the Battle Mountain Mining District of Lander, Nevada, known 
as the Lady Blaine (or Lnnie Blaine), Felix, Whale, Ledge & 

Co., Hard Times. Atlas. Ar I'dossom and Blossom, Buena 

Vista No. 1, Buena Vista No. 2, Buena Vista No. 3, Nevada 
and Star mines: certain water rights from spring above Galena, 
. Nevada, with adjacent lands: the undertaking of the 
lluinboldi Smelting and Deduction Company ( incorporated un- 
der the laws of the District of ( lolumbia, and having a capital of 
$5,000) ; an option to acquire live claims contiguous to the Hum- 
boldt property; one-third of the claims known as the Honolulu 
Group, Humboldt: and the benefit of negotiations to obtain 160 
of land near Grolconda. The purchase consideration was, 
m is -aid. £133,000 (£120,000 in shares and £13,000 in cash by 
installments.) The vendors were also given (1) an option at par 

Member Stock and Bend Exchange. 

Member San Francisco Mining Exchange. 

J. C. WILSON, Broker 


488 California St., San Francisco. 
Telephone, Temporary 815. KOHL BUILDING. 

Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog 
Manhattan, Comstock, Fair- 
view and Wonder Stocks 

Zadig 8 Go. 

Stock Brokers 

224 Buih Street, directly oppoilte the new San Franclao* Stock 
and Exchange Building. We have installed a prirate wire con- 
necting San Franclaeo with Goldfield. Phone Temporary 1725. 

February 1, 1908. 



to December 31, 1907, on 20,000 shares, and i 8 I as o] 

30s. per share, to the same date on e 0,0 es. The 

annual summary made up to March 25, 1907, shows 20,007 
bai s taken up; El 1,125 has been paid, £5,882 remaining in ar 

The Yeah Opens 
Out Well. 

The work of cancelling and retiring 
the clearing house certificates goes 
rapidly on, and at latest accounts. 
the number still outstanding of thu 

entire issue of $7,100,000 was about .$1,000,000 in round num- 
bers, and by the end of the week, it is said, not over $400,000 
will lie out. Provision has been made by the hankers for lost, 
and missing certificates. They will make a deposit of gold to 
cover those, which will remain with the clearing house for an 
agreed period. Then, after a due notice, the matter will be 
ended by the withdrawal of the deposit. Money is now plentiful 
here, and all over the State, and the prospects in all directions 
are favorable for a year of general prosperity. 

Plenty of Money 
foe Tax Payments 

Monday last was the final day for 
the payment of local taxes, and the 
way the gold poured into the treas- 
ury during the closing hours, was a 
surprise to the officials in charge of the department of the City 
Government. When the day ended, out of some $4,500,000 due 
only in the neighborhood of $200,000 remained delinquent, and 
subject to advertisement. This is considered a phenomenal 
showing, indicating as it does that there is no shortage of gold 
now if there ever was. The largest payment of taxes was made 
by the United Railroad Company of this city, which paid in the 
sum of $325,000 in gold coin. 

United Railkoad 

Mr. Patrick Calhoun, Presidenl of 
the United Railroads of this city, 
returned from a visit to the East 
early in the week. In an interview, 
he has confirmed the report that he had negotiated the sale of 
$3,500,000 worth of the company's preferred stock, which, with 
former sales amounting to $1,500,000, will give the company the 
sum of $5,000,000 for improvements. These, it is said, will be 
made immediately. They include the construction of a power 
plant large enough to operate the company's entire system, the 
reconstruction of the tracks and general betterment of the ser- 

The Comstock Markel is beginning 
Mining Share Market, to show that the hopes of its friends 
have been well based on the pros- 
pects in the north-end mines, where Ophir is now leading the list 
un die ap-grade. A sharp advance in the price of Ophir tin 
ether da\ confirms the general belief thai the recent strike of 
ore on IN,. 2200 level of the mine is of more than ordinary im- 
portance. In sympathy with the famous- old mine again in the 
lead of the markel, most of the other north-end shares linned up 
considerably, and in the middle 9tocks, Savage was also in de- 
mand and higher. Willi the advance of these old-time - 
dealers in mining stork- will again take heart, and place more 
confidence in the prospects for a market. The] have learned bj 
a bitter experience thai the new securities, which no doubt rep- 
resent valuable properties, are about as safe to handle as the 
him! boof of an army mule. With the Comstoi Its, th 

chance for their i y, as the market ini i is] Is to ■< 

good reporl from the mines, [nvestors seldom fail to make a 
profitable turn in the market if prudem 1, and they do not 

i ited on a rising market, and rush iui the 

time careful dealers are thinking of getting out. It in\. 

o carrj a when the 

has do use for 1 1 lack them i an as- 

nent. Fo 

weeks pasl there have been indications thai there was something 
tines, and no douht many have taken ad\ 

turn a little money ;o advantage 

oral p.. ' the present moment, there a i 

dy, any one of which may till at any time, 
and start a bull movement in the ma 


California Safe Deposit and Trust Go. 

Trustee's Announcement 

At the request of a large number of depositors, 
the undersigned has consented to act as trustee 
to protect their legal rights. Actions in their 
behalf will be at once commenced against all 
persons liable directly to the depositors. 

To be included in and have the benefit of 
these actions all depositors should at once 
register their claims with the undersigned. 


Trustee for Depositors 

32 Montgomery Street 
Telephone Temporary 4779 

Attorneys for Trustee 

of that line of mining investments. A few days ago these stocks 
advanced sharply on the mere prospects that the Nevada Legis- 
lature would pass what was known as the "Police Bill." Then 
the people were told that the East was 'buying. Later on the 
"Police Bill" was passed, and smash went prices. Then the tip 
was, that the East was selling. They must be a queer set in 'the 
East, and safe guides to follow. It is too bad that such valuable 
mines as those included in the Goldfield merger should be 
manipulated in such an unsatisfactory manner. It is useless to 
preach values all the time of shares which arc run in the open 
market more like the thimble and pea game, and if this is allowed 
to continue, it will be as difficult to entice people into one game 
as into the other. The second grade of Q-oldfield shares were 
hotter sustained, and dealers seem to have more confidence in 
them than in the bigger ones. Tonopah shares were dealt in to 
some extent during the pasl week, with conditions mixed, in the 
way of gains and losses. There was no change of note in the 
shares of Manhattan and the other outside camps. 

The San Francisco Mining Exchange bas elected B. H. Kra- 
mer president to succeed Walter TurnbuU, resigned. John Hin- 
kei was chosen rice-president, taking the place vacated by Mr. 

Kramer. The transfer fee in the sale of - Q abolished, 

and a cot i of five has been appointed tsider sugges- 
tions for the improvement of business on the Exchange. 

On the Stock and Bond Exchange the demand continues g I 

r class of Bonds, and prices remain firm. indus- 
trial <haros an fairly well sustained, with prices ruling steady 
under a moderate inquiry. 

Genuine gluten bread, recommended by all physicians, 

made by the California Baking Company, Fillmore and Eddy 

sanitary and up to date bakery. We also de- 
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West SO:.:;. ' 

[nvestors who follow the Goldfield market for a living have 
of the peculiar vagaries of the li 

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February 1, 1908 

Society has found a solace for inertia. When teas, luncheons, 
dinners and dances lag, then ho ! to grease paint and mummery 
for those dramatically inclined. For those whose bonnets are 
not built for the stage bee, there is plenty of fun in just playing 
audience. Realty, it's difficult to decide which is the long end of 
the bargain; there is so much unalloyed joy on both sides, but I 
fancy the scales tip a little bit to the benefit of the players. So 
altogether ifs good news to hear that some of our clever society 
amateurs have formed a club and will frequently give us dra- 
matic treats. Already there is in rehearsal a play for the benefit 
of the Woman's Exchange, and as the cast contains such clever 
women as Mrs. Fred McNear, Miss Constance De Young, Mrs. 
Mark Gerstle, Mrs. Shiels, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Willard 
Drown, with Allan Dunn and a lot of other clever men playing 
opposites, it is needless to say that the production will be excel- 
lent, even judged by professional, standards. One must take into 
account personal equations in affairs of this sort, and with an 
audience composed of friends, and people with at least a society 
column reading acquaintance with the amateur actors, it would 
take an all-star professional cast to arouse anything like the same 
interest. Granted a picked lot of professionals, and still the 
personal equation would not balance as it does with the society 
amateurs. Mrs. Fred McNear has been instrumental in form- 
ing into a genuine club the various members of society who have 
at one time or another shown dramatic fitness. Perhaps the hap- 
piest test of amateur talent is found in the vaudeville show, 
where each one may choose a "stunt"' particularly fitted to his 
bent, whereas, in a play, one must bend one's own personality 
to the mold suggested by the author and sustain the illusion for 
a greater length of time than a "turn" in vaudeville demands. 
Rehearsals for the benefit play to be given in February promise 
as excellent a production as the same amateurs gave when they 
produced "Lady Windermere's Fan" shortly before the holidays. 
1 hear that all the women in the cast are getting stunning new 
gowns, having decided not to make any of their ball gowns do 
duty behind the footlights. This is the third play this season, 
for which Mrs. Fred McNear has had gowns made, and if her 
enthusiasm for the dramatic art continues, she will some day 
have as large a stage wardrobe as some of the real stars that twin- 
kle in the dramatic firmament. 

Society is still talking about the beautiful gown worn at the 
(jreenway ball. Mrs. Frank Carolan, who came up from Burlin- 
game several days before, and entertained informally at luncheon 
and dinner at the Fairmont, wore one of the handsomest dresses 
in the ball room. Mrs. Carolan certainly has the most exquisite 
taste in matters of dress. 1 saw her the other day in a long 
"baby lamb" coat with the skirt made of the same costly material, 
the only complete costume of this sort that I have ever seen in 
San Francisco. Miss Virginia JolifTe stood out conspicuously 
among the younger set at the ball in a severely plain white satin 
gown that ignored the prevailing Empire style, and showed in- 
stead a circular skirt and clinging bodice. The only frivolous 
touch was a thistle-down pair of sleeves made of white tulle. 

There are still several dances to be tripped before Lent strews 
ashes over the floor, and as the season has not been prolific with 
balls, no one's appetite has been jaded. Cards are just out for 
a Leap Year dance to be given at Hotel Rafael on February 29th, 
day of days, set aside for petticoat preferment. The very young- 
est set of girls, many of them not to make their debut for a year 
or two, are to be hostesses, and they will each invite a young man, 
the Tamalpais and Hitchcock military schools furnishing most 
of the masculine ammunition. Besides this adolescent affair, 
there are several "grown up" stunts in preparation to celebrate 
the extra day which Leap Year presents to February this season. 

There have been some elaborate bridge parties given this week, 
conspicuous among which was the affair hostessed by Mrs. Wil- 
liam Thomas at the St. Francis Hotel on Tuesday. In fact, iv 
ranks well up in front in the list of bridge parties of the season. 
Ninety-six players sat down at the tables scattered throughout 
the red and gold dining room, and about 20 more came in for tea, 
which was served in the same room. The Misses Newhall were 



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card hostesses on Tuesday, entertaining the younger set, and 
like all the hospitable affairs in the Newhall home in Green 
street, the card party was a thorough success. Miss Relda Ford 
will entertain a number of friends at bridge this afternoon. Mrs. 
George Boardman was twice a bridge hostess this week, enter- 
taining thirty guests at each affair. Mrs. Ahearn Folger has 
sent out cards for a large bridge party, to take place February 
4th, and there are several other hostesses contemplating bridge 
parties before Lent. 

Several theatre parties have been given this week, followed by 
supper at a smart cafe. On Monday night, Mr. Richie enter- 
tained sixteen guests in this manner, and on Wednesday a num- 
ber of society young women who took part in the "Blue Moon" 
chorus at the society vaudeville show, went to see the thing done 
by professionals, and came away quite content with their own 

Luncheons have not been so .plentiful this week as last, when 
every debutante had more engagements than she could accept. 
On Tuesday, Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel entertained for the younger 
set, some fourteen girls enjoying her hospitality. Miss Jennie 
Lathrop was also a luncheon hostess this week, entertaining at 
the Fairmont Hotel. 

Engagement announcements have been largely confined to the 
other side of the bay this week. From Oakland comes the an- 
nouncement of the betrothal of popular Claire Chabot to Leon 
Bocqueraz, a prominent member of the French colony of this 
city. Miss Chabot is well known in San Francisco society, 
though Oakland claims her. She has been bridesmaid several 
times this season, thereby taking the wind out of the sails of 
the old proverb that too many times a bridesmaid never a bride. 
The wedding date is not yet settled, but will be celebrated 

On Wednesday night the Bachelors' Club at Mare Island gave 
a dance in honor of Miss Eleanor Phelps, the commander's 
daughter. Among the San Francisco girls who went up for the 
dance were the Misses Dolly McGavin, Engracia Crictcher, 
Marie Churchill, Maisie Coyle and Gertrude Russell. 

Cards are out announcing the wedding reception of Miss Maud 
Del Mar and Mr. Paul Blackwilder. The wedding is to take 
place on Tuesday, the eighteenth of February, at nine o'clock, at 
557 West 141st street, New York. The young people are well- 
known socially in San Francisco, and extremely popular. The 
good wishes of friends will speed them on their honeymoon. Mr. 
Del Mar, the father of the bride, is a mining engineer of great 
repute in the West. 

About one hundred and fifty D. K. E.'s will assemble at the 
banquet board in the Hotel St. Francis a week from Friday. 
This exclusive college fraternity plans to make this one of the 
events of the year. 

The Pythians met last Wednesday evening. Miss Viola F. 
Mattner was assisted during the evening by Miss Rothschild. 
The guests were entertained with five hundred part of the even- 
ing. The decorations were on the violet theme, and the effect 
was beautiful. At each place was a bunch of violets, and in the 
center of the table was a bunch of the California beauties. The 






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February l, 1908. 



place cards had a violet design. After the supper the company 
adjourned tn the drawing room, where aplendid musical program 
— vocal and instrumental — was enjoyed, 'those present were: 
Mis? Peyton McAllister, Miss Beatrice L. Roearde, Miss Dolores 
Seleer, Miss Anna E. Rixon, Miss Marion Allen, Miss Myrtle 
Van Orden. Miss Mabel McNally, Miss Dora Stelling, Miss Edna 
S. Rothschild, Miss Veola Mattuer, Mrs. Ben Shapras, Judge 
J. E. Barry, Robert. D. Duke, Oaptain George W. Bauer, Dr. A. 
H. McNulty, Mr. W. P. Littler, Mr. Ben Shapro, Mr. C. W. 
Porter, Mr. George G. Fraser, Dr. C. T. Hansen, Mr. Paul H. 
Mattner, and Mr. William Worden. 

Mr. Walter Heyneman gave a very jolly stag party in the 
green room of the St. Francis last Tuesday. 

Mrs. Eva Frestadius gave a beautifully appointed luncheon of 
twenty-four covers at the Fairmont. The guests included Mrs. 
William Mintzer, Mrs. Arthur Page, Mrs. Benito Forbes Smith, 
Mrs. Stanley Stillman, Mrs. J. W. Maillard, Mrs. Carter Pitkin 
Pomeroy, Mrs. Victor Bright, Mrs. Ned Griffith, Mrs. McGavin, 
Mrs. Kittle, Mrs. Eyre Pinckard, Mrs. Norman McLaren, Mrs. 

I. W. Hellman. Mrs. Nuttall, Mrs. George Page, Mrs. Wilson, 
Miss Betty Ashe, Miss Cora Smedberg, Miss Alice Griffith, Miss 
Maud Howard. 

A pretty dinner was given by Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Anderson 
in the green room of the Hotel St. Francis last Friday evening. 
The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Mr. and 
Mrs. Sherwood and Mr. and Mrs. Monteagle. 

The Frederick W. Zeiles have returned from their Eastern 
trip, and arc back in their same suites at the Fairmont. 

Mrs. John Hays Hammond, Miss M. E. Hammond and Mr. 
Harris Hammond, are at the Fairmont on a brief visit from their 
Santa Barbara winter home. 

Next Friday the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity will give a 
dinner in the white and gold room of the St. Francis. The fra- 
ternity colors will be used in decoration and the arrangements 
promise a very delightful affair. 

Tlic following persons from San Francisco registered at the 
Hotel Vendome during the week ending January 26, 1908 : Mr. 
and Mrs. D. Thomas, Sam O | > penheimer, W. Ii. Powers, Tirey 
L. Ford and party of six. Win. (!. Hoffman, M. Connally, H. H. 
Scalls, Mrs. C. H. Wiesou. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Valentine, Mr. 
Wieson, Miss Cowdery, Mrs. J. L. Danforth, Miss Ina Cowdery, 
Miss Fay Danforth, S. L. Ackerman, Mrs. E. J. Baldwin, Mr. 
and Mrs. S. Waugenheim, Howard Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Max 
Adams, C. 0. Bistons. J. II. Goldman, Frank Erlin, Carl E. 
Wolff, Wakefield Baker, Richard Leery, Mr. and Mrs. II. V. 
Seott, Charles Penncll, Mrs. E. M. Vincent, George McNamee, 
E. J. Cobin, W. T. Wclisch. J. A. Cussin, S. Straus, G. M. Roy, 
B. B. Toby, George Hawkins, .1. Morton, Mrs. Hastings, Miss 

II. Hastings, W. Roesnor, IT. W. Callahan, Jos. A. Wilson. 
The banquet of the S;m Francisco Hotel Mens' Association at 

the Hotel St. Francis, Saturday evening, February 8th. promises 
lo he the most elaborate affair of its kind ever held in the West. 
Mrs. Edgar F. De Wolfe will supervise the decoration of the big 
white and gold room, where Hie function will take place, and has 
conceived man} ideas of color composition that will achieve 
unique results. As in the eves of its supervisors, the glory of a 
banquet progresses as the price per plate, Hie Eacl that the several 
hundred guests will he served at the rate of ten dollars a cover 
is sufficient to indicate the Bcope of action thai is permitted to 
the cuisine will inspire ii to titanic accomplishments. 

The arrivals ,-u Del Monte Erom San Francisco during the past 
week were as follows: John Sheenan, S. Bibo, 1". A. Lynch, Dr. 
Y. W. Smiley, Mrs. P. Claudius, Miss .lane L. Scott, Mr. and 
Mrs. Leonard Georges, Dr. ami Mis. A. 0. Lundstrom, Mr. and 
Mrs. B. Ohlsson, Mr. ami 'Mrs. K. A. Lundstrom. Mr. and Mrs. 
P. T. Clay and Miss Clay. Fngene B. Murphy, E. S. B 
Miss Agnes Tohin, General and Mrs. A. W. Greeley and Mis- 
Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. s. A. Henley, Mr. and Sirs. Urn 
test, A. W. Morton, Those who came down to Del Monti' from 
the Hay Cities were Mrs. L. E, Caverly, F. E. Romie. L. A. A. 
Miller. Miss runic Calvin, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Finch. Mr. and 
Mrs. B. F. Shaw. 

■a number of San Francisco people arrived at Del Monte 

Saturday to spend the week-end. and among others was a jolly 

if eight, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Georges, Dr. 

and Mrs. A. 0. Lundstrom. Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Lundstrom, 

Mr. and Mrs. B. Ohlson. 

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The Reverend Father P. L. Casey of San Francisco arrived 
last Tuesday at Del Monte, and was joined later on by Reverend 
Father P. A. Lynch, and they will probably spend a week or ten 
days enjoying a quiet rest. 

Miss Eva R. Shaffer, of Connecticut, who left the first of last 
week, after spending some time at Del Monte, returned Saturday 
after a trip through the South, and intends spending some time 
longer at Del Monte. 

The Hotel Rafael is one of the few places in California 

that is so near to the great centers and yet as retired as if it 
were in a primal wilderness. 1 There is no such agreeable place 
in all this land of sunshine and flowers. Its location is one 
that is free from fogs and winds. It is situated in a natural 
and artificially embellished park, in a commanding position, on 
a beautiful knoll, and it possesses everything that goes to make 
life pleasant. When the sun shines, the outdoor sports are the 
golf links, the croquet and tennis grounds, the shulfie board and 
the numerous walks and drives of the immediate vicinity. In 
the rainy season the lobby, with its splendid grate tire, the steam 
heated billiard and pool rooms and cards ami other games, attract 
and help to pass the time away. The Hotel Rafael at San Ra- 
fael has been chosen as one of the show spots for the Raymond- 
Whitcomb and the Cook's Tours for the year 1908. 

The defense offered by Chief Conrad that he had no con- 

iingent fund wherewith to procure evidence to convict the men 
who made books on the races in Alameda is about the weakest 
defense a police chief could make, and should of itself convict 
him. The fact of the matter is, that taken as a general propo- 
sition, the police chiefs of our cities are not morally strong, and 
they cannot stand against the argument of long friendships, 
wdien these intimates suggest a winking at the breaking of the 
law. Lax enforcement of laws is responsible for the debauching 
of our youth through the race track, and by other means of gam- 
bling. \ l.i 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 . i i- no worse than San Rafael, Oakland, Ber- 
keley, San Mi , Sausalito and other residence towns around 

ul San Francisco. The evil should be stamped out in all 
these places. 

E. B. Courvoisier. 1374 Sutter street, bet. Van Ness and 

Franklin, frame-maker. Allow me to estimate on your re-gilding. 

Save Money. Buy the light running 

New Home 

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MACHINE. All styles. Lock and 
chain stitch — vibratory and rotary 
shuttle machines. 

1408 Van Ness Ave. 

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R. H. PEASE, President 

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573-5?9 Market. Street, ne*r Second 
Tel. Temponrj 1711 


February 1, 190S 

(Htje MtlltawB (Eaap 

The State Supreme Court has at last confirmed the judgment 
of Frederick Marriott against Thomas H. Williams for sneaking 
into his house, under false pretenses, and shooting him. 

From the moment of original judgment, until the present 
time, there has never been a change of opinion among lawyers 
as to the final outcome of this case. 

It was a plain case of a couple of would-be murderers using 
a confidence man's trick to get into the victim's house to kill 
him. It was as clear a case as has ever come before the courts, 
and it is a pity that the criminal charge was not made to stick. 

One of the interior papers of the State, after discussing the 
case at length, says : 

Sabbt NtPto tmb % iEftnujtjt Srgat 

Rabbi Nieto has added another startling chapter to the already 
amazing history of the Spreckels prosecution. In his straight- 
forward narrative of the negotiations for evidence on the one 
hand and immunity on the other, between Rudolph Spreckels, 
Heney, Langdon and Burns with Ruef, the Rabbi tears the veil 
from the final conferences in which the two Judges who were to 
try the graft cases participated. "This meeting." declares (he 
Rabbi, "took place at midnight. April 39, and Mr. Burns had 
brought the Judges there to meet us." 

Was there ever in the whole history of the law and justice a 
more extraordinary scene and incident? 

Judges Lawlor and Dunne summoned to midnight conferences 
by a private detective employed by a private citizen ! These 
judges then seemingly agreeing, in advance, to do the bidding of 
the District Attorney or his assistant. 

The links in the chain of the Spreckels conspiracy are being 
revealed. Not content with gaining control of the District At- 
torney's office, with usurping the pardoning power of the State, 
and compromising with self-confessed criminals, Mr. Spreckels 
aimed to dominate the courts themselves. 

With Langdon under his thumb, Spreckels secured the ap- 
pointment of Heney. Judges then agree at midnight conferences 
to do what Heney dictates ! 

By these methods, the private prosecutor placed himself in 
control of the District Attorney's office, of the Judges, and, 
through the appointment of an elisor, of Ruef, an essential wit- 
ness, if the plans of the Spreckels conspiracy were to be fulfilled. 


There are few men who are so well liked as was Colonel Louis 
L. Bromwell. He is one gone from among bis fellows, and he 
chose to speed the going by his own hand! It was one of the 
most incomprehensible acts for a man of the standing of Colonel 
Bromwell, as he had everything, as far as is known, to live for. 
He had but a few years more of travail in this world, ami yet be 
chose to hasten his own going. He is mourned by a vast host 
of friends, who mourn him as a brother. Bromwell had his 
faults, and these were as great as the defects of all men who 
possess strong individualities. -He was a member, and a useful 
one, of many fraternal orders. 

Butting In. 

"I want you to write me a play." "What sort of a play?" 
"Well, we have seventeen specialties. Get me up enough stuff 
to wedge 'em apart." — Louisville Courier- Journal. 

"I told her that in her presence my soul soared to empyrean 
heishts of ineffable bliss." "And what did she say 'to that?" 
"She said, 'Gee !' "—Washington Herald. 

"The pity of it is, that they did not receive more, and thai 
more promptly." 

A principle has been vindicated, the law has been upheld, and 
an excuse for the murder of innocent proprietors of newspapers 
removed by the decision of the court. 

The amount in damages allotted to Mr. Marriott by the lower 
court now foots up approximately $"-2,000, principal and inter- 
est, and unless there is a motion made and granted for a rehear- 
ing, an execution will issue after the transcription of the remit- 
titur is made on the court records within the statutory thirty 


The depositors of the California Safe Deposit and- Trust Com- 
pany have taken an important step in the right direction for the 
protection of their legal rights, by naming Robert R. Russ. 
Trustee for Depositors. Through his attorneys, Charles F. 
O'Callaghan and Milton T. H'Ren, Mr. Russ will at once com- 
mence legal proceedings against all persons liable to the deposi- 

When seen yesterday, Mr. Russ defined the duties undertaken 
by him to be as follows: 

1. In many cases, deposits were made after the bank was in- 
solvent, and this fact was known to the officials of the bank. The 
persons making the deposits under such circumstances are pre- 
ferred creditors. Such funds may be followed as trust funds. 
Special proceedings must be brought for this purpose. 

2. The liability of the stockholders of the bank is a primary 
one, and exists directly between the depositors and the stock- 
holders. The receiver has nothing to do with this liability. Each 
depositor must protect himself in this particular. Depositors 
should realize that there is a great danger of stockholders trans- 
ferring their property, and making it incumbent upon creditors 
to trace the property and prove the fraudulent transfer. Imme- 
diate steps must be taken to prevent the possibility of such action 
on the part of the stockholders. 

3. The liability of the Bank Commissioners for neglect of duty 
is a legal question undetermined, as yet, in this State. It is the 
intention of the trustee to have this question determined and 
suits will be brought for this purpose. 

4. Claims against the bank must be filed with the receiver in 
due and legal form. Depositors must see that this is done. 


San Jose. Gal., January 28, 1908. 
The News Letter Publishing Co, San Francisco, Cat. 

Gentlemen: I have been much interested in your articles in 
regard to the danger of contagion from rats in San Francisco, 
and am moved to suggest a very simple method of killing them, 
which is more efficacious than poisons and traps, and which, I 
think, is not generally known. Mix about equal parts of wheat 
flour and plaster of Paris, and place in dishes where the rats will 
find it. Rats and mice are very fond of flour, and eat this mix- 
ture greedily. A dish of water near by expedites the matter. 

Yours truly, X. Y. Z. 


is now located in the Merchants' Exchange Building. Mem- 
bers are invited to call and leave their new addresses. The Al- 
liance has opened a free employment bureau at 4 Van Ness, near 
Market street. Look out for "The Citizens' Magazine." Firs: 
number will appear March 1st. Price per copy 10 cents. 

After a very careful search, the politicians of Ohio have 

come to the conclusion that there is not enough of the Foraker 
boom for a post-mortem. 


-We do not hear much about Mr. Heinze, of Butte, re- 

Reuterdahl vs. Dickie. The layman versus the construc- 
tor. We bet on Dickie ! 

Ki-hkiuiy 1. L908 




3 C 



Overland Monthly 

" San Francisco, the Busiest City in the World Today," 
and several articles and stories, each of which is easily 
worth the price of the magazine, appear in the Feb- 
ruary number*. Read the contents below : 

TO AGE. (Poem) .... 


Illustrated with photographs. 

Illustrated with photographs. 

Illustrated with portrait. 

Illustrated with photographs. 

WAIT. (Poem) 


The Clouaburst on the Mountain 

JACK'S BOYS, Part II (Story) 
DESTINY. (Poem) .... 



Illustrated with photographs. 




the Mckinley memorial 

A SONG OF PAN. (Poem) 



Hon. Victor H. Metcalf. Serious and Solid: 
Affable: M. H. De Young, Successful Pu 



SUMMER SEAS. (Poem) .... 


















J. E. CARNE 172 




II. M. B. 190 

Geo. C. Perkins, Plain. Rich and 





Now on sale at all news stands. 

15c. the copy" 






February 1, 1908 

Ar? iou a Coward? 


In the opinion of most people such a question as this would 
seem little less than a personal affront. Of course, we are not 
cowards, or, at least, we don't think that we are. We believe that 
should we be confronted by a critical situation — a situation re- 
quiring us to show the kind of stuff that is in us — we should meet 
the emergency commendably. When we read of the bravery dis- 
played by men and women under similar conditions, we feel that 
we should probably do the same things — take the same steps — 
had we been put in their places. We don't believe ourselves to 
be cowardly, and we should not like it very well if anybody should 
walk up to us and ask us bluntly, "Are you a coward?" 

As a matter of fact, the majority of manly men and womanly 
women are not cowards in the ordinary acceptance of the term. 
Put the average man or woman in a dangerous position, and the 
chances are that both would acquit themselves creditably. Some- 
times, as in the case of fire or accidents, both men and women 
become panic stricken. The horror of their possible fate takes 
hold upon them so quickly that the self-preservative part of iheir 
make-up acts intuitively, and the persons thus acted upon say 
and do things for which they are heartily ashamed when they get 
back to a position of mental equilibrium. Thus, give the panic- 
stricken people a moment of sane thought, give them a sane, 
strong-minded leader to whom they can attach themselves, and 
the affrighted mob will gradually resolve itself into a pretty 
reasonable assembly. Of course, it takes a very strong will to 
sway a crowd of people all actuated by the aim to save their own 
lives regardless of who may be sacrificed. Sometimes it takes a 
gun in the hand of that strong-minded man ; but let this controll- 
ing force be exerted and the most of us will quickly stop being 

Whatever may be said in this regard, however, it isn't the 
physical coward that represents the most common or the worst 
type of the genus coward. The physical coward is bad enough 
and common enough, as the news items in the daily papers prove 
only too conclusively, but common and unpleasant as this type 
may be, he is not to be compared to the moral coward — the per- 
son who is afraid to assert himself because of his tear of the opin- 
ions of other people. 

Moreover, strange as it may seem when you come to think 
about it, many of these moral cowards are not nearly as much 
ashamed of their cowardice as one might imagine they would be. 
Thus, how often we hear people remark: "I would like to do 
thus and so, ljut I don't know what people would say!" "I'd 
like to make over my last winter's dress" or "my last winter hat, 
but people would be sure to talk about it!" And so on, over and 
over again, for it is a sentiment that is expressed ever] day and 
in almost every grade of society. People who know what they 
ought to do, and who want to do it, arc afraid to follow their 
own judgment, and merely because it may incite unpleasant re- 
marks upon the part of other persons, many of whom may be 
comparative strangers. 

So far as we ourselves are concerned, we know perfectly well 
that every question that requires a decision is possessed of two 
sides. One is the right side; the other is the wrong side; and it 
depends upon our persona] decision whether we go right or 
wrong. As this is a purely personal question, we should en- 
deavor to decide it upon its merits. It we are Hie right kind 
of people — and this is supposed to he a foregone conclusion — 
we want to do what is right, and we don't want to do the things 
that we know to be absolutely wrong. Why, then, should we care 
what other people think? They will not have to answer for our 
sins. If we make false steps, if we do unwise deeds, or are 
guilty of senseless extravagances, we, and those who are depend- 
ent upon us, are the only ones who will have to suffer. Why, 
) hen fore, should we care a snap of the finger whether Mrs. Smith 
or Mrs. Jones likes the things thai we do or not? 

And yet we know that we do mind — or most of us do ! Un- 
fortunately, too, the standards that we strive so hard to attain 
are often absolutely false standards. If we stopped to consider 
the matter seriously, we should recognize the senselessness of our 
position, but as in the time of panic, the strong temptation is 
to do the wrong thing. It takes a strong-minded man to control 
a terror-stricken mob. It takes a strong-minded man or woman 
to do the right thing at the right time, regardless of the opinions 
of others. 


The people who conduct rebates are not saints, but on the 
other hand, they are not as bad as the newspapers and the muck- 
rakers would have us believe. The railroad man is pointed out 
as a rascal going around the country seeking for people to whom 
he can give rebates. Undoubtedly it often happens that the 
proposition for a rebate arrangement comes from the railroad, 
but more often the merchants and the shippers are the tempters. 
I have talked with freight agents who tell me that the banc of 
their lives is the flock of shippers who not only want rebates, but 
make threats of a big loss of business in other directions if the 
concession is not granted. The agent is supposed to get all the 
business he can, and if he loses shipments, his superiors quickly 
want to know why. For this reason, the agent, seeing freight 
going to a rival line, will yield to the threats of the shippers. 1 n 
Kansas City, on Saturday, a Federal Judge made some plain 
remarks along this line. Two railroad men were before him for 
sentence, and in imposing the penalty, he remarked that the 
firms that accepted the rebates were as guilty as the railroads, 
and that he could not understand why they had not been in- 
dicted. We would have liked, he said, to have the members of 
these firms before him with power to pass sentence upon them. 
He said in conclusion: 

"The railroads are hounded to death with rebate seekers. They 
are not entirely to blame for all the rebating that has been done." 

We arc having a lot of local clamor at present about railroad 
rebating. If the railroads are guilty of bad practices, let them 
be punished. Rut, also, let 'punishment be meted out to the peo- 
ple who shared the illegal profit with them. One ia jus! as guilty 
as the other, and there is no reason why the railroads alone 
should be singled out for prosecution. 

The American Protective Tariff League, at its last meet- 
ing, resolved that the next President must be an out and out pro- 
tectionist and high tariff man. This bunch of fossilized intelli- 
gences is trying to revive a corpse. Blaine gave high tariff its 
first blow in the reciprocity treaties. The protected "infant" in- 
dustries, who are bleeding the people out of every little luxury 
by their system of taxation, gave it its last blow. II is only a 
question of time when the popular desire [or a low tariff and free 
trade system will be ratified by Congress. The day that high 
tariff is buried beyond resurrection will be a glorious one for this 

Wilfrid B. Chapman, who was Consul for Belgium in the 

nineties for several years, and who is now honorary consul for 
that country, has been promoted to the rank of Officer of the 
Order of Leopold. His numerous friends and the Belgian resi- 
dents of San Francisco will certainly appreciate his promotion, 
as a tribute to his numerous and valued services. 




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For Particular People 



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you the new section- -now 
ready. Rent $22.50 up. 

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318-324 Kearny St. 

February 1, 1908. 




Clinton Scollard scorns one of the most facile of poets, and 
has the merits and demerits that usually accompany facility. His 
verse has melody and grace, but not passion, and probably it is 
sentiment rather than passion that most readers of poetry wish 
to find. His new volume, "Blank Verse Pastels" (George Wil- 
liam Browning, Clinton, N. Y.), contains much of his best 
work. Here arc two of the pastels: 

A Night Etching. 

A world of groping shadows vast and vague; 
Above, the vault unstudded by a star, 
A mighty and mysterious gulf of gloom. 
A low wind moaning like a restless soul ; 
Save this, no sound, but everywhere a sense 
Of stealthy presences, forms of the void 
As immaterial as the shapes of dream. 
Tben suddenly a stabbing shaft of gold 
Piercing the blackness, and the hurried throb 
Of human footsteps; then a woman's voice 
Vibrant with joy, and from a wide-flung door, 
Unhesitant, the outstretched arms of Love! 


I have known loneliness— the mountain peak 

Sen-red by the lightnings, and communicant 

With searing suns and the pale lips of stars; 

The gaping canyon riven deep in earth 

As with titanic cleavage; the gray sea, 

Sunless and sad, unswept by any sail ; 

The desert, void from marge to shimmering marge, 

Only a vulture veering in the vault ; 

The roaring street, its jostling myriads, 

And yet oo face the fond face of a friend ; 

But none of these so poignantly has pierced 

My heart, as has one small deserted room 

Where she was wont to sit within whose eyes 

Love was perpetual guest — the little room ' 

(0 blinding tears!) whereto she comes no more. 


Heart of my heart, in the purpling dusk of the morning, 

Long ere were heard 
Far finest [lutings, ere ever the wildest, unawakened 

Wnnd-wings were bestirred, 
I at east windows watched wistful for warning of light, 
Haggard and worn through stern striving with grief all the night. 

Somewhere in bountiful meadows is bursting the clover; 

Swallows IK over; 
Swifl is the scurry of timid small feet through the grasses — 

Grasses that coi er 
All that soothed dark, that lit dawn with Hope's dreamings come 

All that made springtime and summer significant — you ! 

— Allan Mttnirr in Century. 


1 have a laughing picture of my hoy; 

lie gave M to toe w snt away 

I in. i the world, the world of busy men. 

lie kissed me, and w: <ue auiuniu day. 

The | . and then my son came back. 

ill that he had won : 
for his dearness : for his manly strength : 
Sang for the world that honored him — my son. 

And yet — I take the little picture up, 

into the eves of glad young joy : 
With my whole heart and soul I love my son: 
-Kath - Hamilton in Woman's Home Companion. 

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"The difference between the upper and lower classes is that the 
upper classes are those who have exhibited the highest degree of 
ability, worth and character. Anywhere in the world the upper 
classes are the cream of society. Those who, by reason of sloth, 
degeneracy, drunkenness or incompetence do not deserve to 
maintain themselves in the unprivileged upper classes, sink to 
the privileged lower classes where they .belong." 

Professor Barrett "Wendell of Harvard in the above extract, 
states the basic difference between the "haves" and the "have 
in ils," plainly, almost brutally, and yet who can pick a flaw in 
his logic, or deny the bald truth of his deduction? The aris- 
tocracy of hereditary titles has been succeeded by the aristocracy 
of achievement, to which no man may belong until he has proved 
himself. The gap between the so-called upper and lower classes, 
instead of being bridged, as socialistic writers claim, yawns more 
impassable than ever. But one bridge spans that chasm, and 
that is the bridge of personal accomplishment. The weak fools, 
seemingly increasing in number, who patronize papers of the 
"Appeal to Reason" type; and imagine that some mysterious 
legislation shortly to be enacted will over-rule the primary laws 
which govern our existence, deceive no one but themselves. The 
words of Christ, "To him that hath shall be given, and from him 
that hath not, shall be taken away even that which he hath," are 
as true to-day as when they were spoken. 

Book Sellers vs. Beer Cellars. 

"What were the six best sellers when you were in N r ew York?" 
inquired the Indiana literary expert of his prosaic neighbor. "I'm 
blamed if I know," was the latter's reply. "As far as T can re- 
memher, we only visited five of 'em, an' I didn't pay much i Men- 
tion to their location." — Cleveland Plain Dealer. 
» * * 


Doctor — Madam, you needn't worry about your husband. He's 
improving every day. Anxious Wife — Waal encouraging 

toms have you seen, doctor? Doctor — Well, madam, he's already 
begun to kick about the size of the meals the hospital attendants 
serve him. — Detroit Frrr I' 

* * * 

"Young Pusher is a great writer of hot air stories.'' "All 
right : we'll make him our balloon editor." — Birmingham {Ala. ). 

.1 iii-Herald. 

• * * 

A little girl who had listened to a discussion of the nature- 
fakers in literature, when asked to define the human and animal 
families, replied: "A brute is an imperfect beast: man is a per- 
fect beast." — Judqe. 

y * * * 

Schoolmaster — Now. can any of you tell me whether th 

Decting link between the animal and kingdom? 

Small B >\ — Yes, sir, please — U 

Office Phone Temporary 3657 
Residence Phone West 4784 


Residence: 1542 Devisadero Street 




Febbuary 1, 1908 



The clear, sunshiny Jays the first part of the week showed the 
drift of enthusiasm in automobiling. For some time the own- 
ers have not had weather that was conducive to good touring, but 
the warmth of the first pari of the week just had a tinge in it 
of the spring and summer, so that the highways of the city and 
county were thronged with motor cars. Cast Sunday there was 

i continui us stream through the Park and Presidio, and diown 

the Greal Highway. This bit of mad was gone over and over 

again, from early morning until the chill of the late after! 

mad.' itself felt. It was a limited ride of an enjoyable nature, 
lull those who rode down to the end of the highway looked long- 
ingly over the road that is some day to be a continuation of it, 
and which load- over the crest of the hill, past Trocadero, then 
into Sehwerin's Boulevard'-, down the County Road, and into 
San Mateo. The incompletion of this bit of road was felt. The 
far! that an additional twenty miles or so might have been en- 
joyed must have made some of the owners of motor cars feel 
that they bad missed a chance by not subscribing and helping 
the good work of building what will be some day the outlet for 
ibe motor car from San Francisco. Since the winter set in, it 
has been utterly impossible to build the road, but from the re- 
ports, as soon as the contractors can continue, it will be resumed, 
and by this time next year an automobilist will be able to leave 
San Francisco without plowing through mud and slush hubs 
deep, the condition that now prevails. This should be something 
that should be remembered by the automobilist, and when the 
work is started in behalf of good roads, that instead of standing 
by and allowing other people to assume the responsibility and 
labors of bettering the highways, that every owner of an auto- 
mobile and every owner of a horse and wagon, in fact, the pub- 

lic in general, should do their best so that conditions that might 

be enjoyed at the present time might be possible. This is but 

a small proposition in behalf of good highways, but it is enough 

to demonstrate their needs and advantages. 

* * * 

The officers of the Automobile Club of California, the Auto- 
mobile Dealers' Association, and the infant Auto Trade Club. 
-lion Id now turn their attention to the coming season. There are 
hut ninety days left before the rains of 1907 and 1908 will be- 

C history. Old Sol will again be enthroned for a six months' 

reign. By day he will shine forth in all the warmth of his glory, 
while at night his ever soul-giving powers will be reflected by the 
moon in all its brilliancy. Then it will be that he will dry up the 
roads, dress out the trees in all their beauty, and call the man of 
labors, trials and tribulations of the city to the fields, the woods 
and tin/ mountains for recreation, rest and strength. Therefore 
it i< the duty of those who have been elected by their fellow 
members to perforin their functions of office and prepare before- 
hand a programme of events that will give the owners of motor- 
ears something to look forward to, to plan for, that will be an in- 
centive and encouragement, and a determination to carry all the 
labors of life with the interest required in these events. The 
idea of letting the season work drift and then on the spur id' the 
moment to plan something for which the members are thoroughly 
unprepared for, and which only a few who have the leisure to 
enjoy is not justice to those who support and make possible the 
existence of the different organizations. The haphazard way of 
handling these events »:i- permissible and excusable in the in- 
faiie\ of the motor-car, but it is acknowledged that this stage 
of the existence has been passed, and that the modern vehicle is 
the conveyance of the age, and therefore should command respect 
and consideration. That with good, consistent work of this 
kind, there is no question but that the season of 1908 will be one 
that will mark a new departure in the sport of the coast, and 
especially in the locality of San Francisco. Things must be 
run by a system, and there is no better time than the present 
to formulate and launch such a system. It is now up to the 
officers to see that this is done. 

City Hall Garage Company 

Special attention given to the care of fine vehicles. Service 
unsurpassed. We also make a specialty of storing and caring 
for automobiles not in actual use. 

We have one of the largest and best equipped machine 
shops in the city, and a corps of expert machinists. Over- 
hauling and alteration work a specialty. The services of our 
''trouble finders" can be secured at a moment's notice for 
work in the shop or on the road. 

Several slightly used autos have been left with us for sale at 
attractive prices. 

Phone Market 2382 66 FultOIl Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Febri un I. 1908. 



()nr automobile man who is not worrying overmuch about the 
outlook is II. B. Rector, retail sales manager of the While Com- 
pany. '"The outlook for this season is certainly must encourag- 
ing," he said recently. "The number of interested people who 
call at our salesroom ia increasing every day, and prospects for 
a banner year are more than bright. During the uneasiness in 
the money market, mosl of our customers, while seeming to pos- 
sess the idea of buying al some time, were very uncertain as to 
when they would place their orders, and mosl of them could not 
be considered live or promising prospects. Beginning with the 
new year, our business has gradually improved, and I now find 
thai we arc about as busy as we have been in previous years, 
when there was absolutely no stringency in the money market." 

Rector cited as evidence that their business is by no means 
ipiiel ; thai on Tuesday his company sold live machines — four of 
them to local people — namely. Herbert Long, Ben T. Scott, W. 
DeLano and W. J. Eva. The following day, the G. E. Dow 
Pumping Company placed its order for a 1908 White Steamer. 

"And nol only are we making sales and deliveries of our new 
models," remarked Rector, "but our salesmen report having 
many good prospective buyers, who contemplate getting cars 
within the next few weeks. While I do not think the automobile 
game, generally speaking, is as prosperous tor all the dealers as 
il has been in previous years, yet I feel certain that those dealers 
who are handling the cars of leading makes will do as well this 
season as they have in the past." 

* * * 

The II. II. Franklin Co., makers of the Franklin Motor Cars, 
have held an exhibit of the products of their factory at the 
Alhambra, Syracuse, N. Y., on the 29th and 30th. Telegraph ad- 
vice says (his was a notable and successful exhibition. 

* * * 

Cuba is spending $5,000,000 in good roads, and it is not im- 
probable that a great road race will be possible in Cuba for next 
year. The Cubans are very anxious to see the completion at an 
early date of a circuit on which they may promote a race to rival 
the Vanderbilt road race, and Cuba is willing to give up a prize 
commensurate in value with I be race. The last road race held 
in Cuba was a success in every way, and the American makers 
and also the importers of cars to America believe that a grand 
race should be run yearly in Cuba to insure a great trade with 

America's sister republic. 

* * * 

For the benefil of the industry as showing its magnitude and 
for the benefit of the various promoting associations who annu- 
ally promote the great National Automobile shows in the city 
of New York, F. Ed. Spooner offers a suggestion For the Future 
which may prove interesting, lie suggests thai Madison Square 
Garden be elaborately decorated and be set aBide for Four weeks, 
during which time all of the promoting organizations be allowed 
a week each, the fourth and final week to be devoted lo the pro- 
motion of an aero exhibit under the auspices of the Aero Club 
of America. The opening week might be set aside for the Au- 
tomobile Club of America ami American Motor Car Manufac- 
turers' Association, the second week For the Association of 
Licensed Automobile Manufacturers and the third week for the 
Importers' Automobile Salon, The fourth week would provide 
a distinct novelty, and in view o( the success of many forms of 

aerial craii the «reek would undoubtedly prove a greai - 

* * * 

Calvin C. Eib, accompanied by John Munford and D. <;. Pot- 
ter, succeeded Friday in exploit *adh lying between the 
Cliff House and the breakers, with B Thomas model F. This feat 
in itself is easy after the car is once landed on the tide-washed 
sand, but there is an intervening strip between the boulevard and 
(he ocean that has long ago been given up as being impossible 
rotiate with a car shod in the usual manner, as the wheels 
will sink to the hubs before ten yards have been covered. Speak- 

the trip. Mr. Bib Baid: We accomplished what has long 
been termed impossible, but I cannot say that we enjoyed the 
trip. The beach is totally unlit for racing, and could never be 
used as a driveway even if a plank road were built to the wateCs 

The model F is a ear of tremendous power, but there were 
times when we needed it all even on the beach. I accomplished 
the feat of crossing the sand barrier by rushing it at a high speed. 

s time t<i sink." 

* * * 

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that his garage was on fire. Wheelock had the new "F" Thomas 
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first three blocks in nothing. At the Key Route the jokers were 
stationed with red lanterns. He saw no joke, but gasped : "Gar- 
age on fire." "We know that." said Kelly, '-but it' von come 
across the street and set 'em up for the crowd, yon can run Fas- 
ter." And it is said that the el© D in froni of the desig- 
nated place, to Wheelock slowly resolved into the I 


* * * 

Supervisor C. F. Horner of Centerville, Cak. 
yesterday for a Thomas six-cylinder touring car, which is the 
sixth Thomas machine purchased by Mr. Horner, the first car 
being a 1 90 I model. He has m m I sui 1 1 »ively 1905, L906, 
111 07 and 1908 models. Speaking of bis new ear yesterday. Mr. 
Horner said this would probably be the last car be would bin 
for some time, il hat improi 

made over the Thomas six-cylinder. His machil to ar- 

rive March loth. 

* * * 

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Even the monks of Saint Bernard have succumbed to the pro- 
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motor-car service from the valley to their hospice. — News Item. 

The shades of night were falling fast 
As through an Alpine village passed 
A blaze of light, a noise, a smell ; 
Men said : "That's brother Gabriel 
'N his motor-car." 

"Oh, stay," the tourist maiden cried, 
"I'd love to have you let me ride ! 
Top's chauffeur, way back home's a Bier, 
But what I want's a holy friar, 
'N his motor ear." 

"Drive not so fast," the old man said. 
"There's a police trap on ahead !" 
The friar dashed on, out of sight; 
Back came the scent, from up the height, 
'P a motor car. 

Onward he flew, and even higher, 
Until an ice chip tore his tire, 
Or things began to break or bend, 
And Brother Gabriel had to mend 
His motor-car. 

His brow was sad! The car beneath 
lie crawled: and muttered, 'tween his teeth. 
Words that a friar should never know, 
He (for instance) murmured: "Blow 
The motor-car." 

Next morn he, by the faithful hound, 
Half buried in the snow was found, 
Still grasping in his hand of ice 
A spanner, grasping like a vise 
His motor-car. 

Tenderly back his brothers bore, 
And thawed him, to mote nevermore ; 
And from the mountain's icy crown 
A team of dogs towed tamely down 
The motor-car. 

* * * 

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* * * 

The motorist in New York nowadays is leery of the man in 
citizen's clothes as well as the man in regulation policeman's 
uniform, since Commissioner Bingham set at work men in the 
regulation clothes of a "rube" to collar speed offenders. When- 
ever a man on a bicycle or a motorcycle quickens his pace, the 
chauffeur immediately slows down, for none may guess that the 
man is a citizen or just an ordinary eop rigged out to fool the 

offender against the law. 

* * * 

'Yes, I sleep in the garage now and the chauffeur sleeps in 
the house." "What's that for?" "The chauffeur is troubled 
with insomnia, and the midnight rides he took in my car in 
order to pass away the time were altogether too expensive." — 

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* * * 

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Let us transport ourselves in fancy to Mysore, the poll 
Native Sons of Southern India, when devoutly minded Hindus 
are preparing for the impressive spectacle of the Dussera, the 
of the initiation of all kinds of enterprises, warlike and 
peaceful. The preparations completed and the day arrived, we 
may see the splendid procession to the Holy Tank, where sacred 
rites are performed to the arms and animals of the Maharajah 
or ruler ; we may view with unglamored eyes the four chosen 
camels, the imposing troupe of royal elephants caparisoned in 
cloth of gold and purple velvet ; we may watch the cavalcade 
of cavalry and artillery bearing the token emblems; we may lis- 
ten to the shrill native music while it winds its way along the 
route bordered with silken streamers and artificial flowers fes- 
tooned from lines of masts; we may observe His Highness alight 
from the glittering state elephant and after performing the cere- 
monial puja or prayer tribute to the banyon tree, on which the 
arms are piled, shoot at the tree with bow and arrow; we may 
follow his return preceded by the balawallas dressed in green and 
yellow and carrying lantern-hung lances; we may move in the 
midst of this chromatic life till we see His Highness again, this 
time robed in loose flowing saffron silks, receiving bare-foot 
the sword of State at the palace door; we may rub our eyes and 
wonder if it is the unprogressive Orient — for Western Innovation 
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cally driven, and swathed with jassamine garlands and silk cloths 
— symbols of their edification — the same as the lordly elephants, 
the dignified camels and the magnificent horses. The animals, 
typifying movement as they do, are deified at this festival of the 
Dussera. Since the motor car with its stored movement has be- 
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"That play," remarked the critical person, "lacks heart inter- 
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see the way the manager is taking the box office receipts to 
heart!" — Washington Star. 

* * * 

'Produce Exchange. 

"Do you have a Produce Exchange in your town?" asked the 

visitor to Summers Center. "Oh, my. yes,'" replied the rural 
editor. "My subscribers bring me vegetables and I give 'em 

chestnuts." — Yonhers Statesman. 

* * * 

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wouldn't make a good pirate — he's a sissy." "He is!-" "Sure. 
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* * * 

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Science is forever whittling away ihe kingdoms of romance and 
mystery. There are many who profess to regret this march of 
materialism, but even the most pronounced sentimentalist will 
hardly spare a sigh for the departed glory of the plague. The 
sources of that scourge which to Thomas Vincent represented 
"God's terrible voice to the city," and which the Indian authori- 
ties are wrestling with to-day, have now no higher dignity than 
that of minute colonies of vegetable cells, capable of rigid con- 
finement, and open to the safe inspection of the learned or curious 
through the walls of a test-tube. But if we have robbed our 
enemy of his halo, we cannot flatter ourselves that we have stolen 
his sting, for the havoc played by the plague bacillus in our own 
time, if not among our own countrymen, amply proves that its 
virulence is in no wise abated when the held of its operations is 
favorably chosen. 

The plague is one of the most venerable of diseases. That it 
should have commanded an indisputable record from a very 
early period — as early at least as the reign of Trajan — is due 
in part to the distinctive character of the Imyphatic glandular 
swellings which have earned it the title "bubonic," and in part 
to the extraordinary fatality which has marked its inroads and 
has thrust it upon the notice of historians. Although the home 
of the plague has always been, according to general acceptation, 
the East, it has desolated Europe quite often enough to give the 
Occident a personal interest in it. It is common to hear the 
great plague of 1665 spoken of as a bolt from the blue, an iso- 
lated descent of the pestilence, without parallel or precedent. 
The claim is false in both particulars, for there is ample evidence 
that throughout the greater part of the Christian era, Western 
Europe was frequently visited by plague; that the disease was 
indeed almost endemic, although the great epidemic crises only 
recurred at considerable intervals. One of the greatest of these 
crises occurred in the sixth century, during the reign of the 
Emperor Justinian, when an epidemic originating in Northern 
Africa swept over Southern Europe and remained to decimate the 
populations for a period of fifty-two years. It is, of course, im- 
possible to compute the mortality from the disease, but it must 
have been enormous. Gibbon says of it: "I only find that during 
three months, five and at length ten, thousand persons died each 
day at Constantinople; that many cities of the East were left 
vacant, and that in several districts of Italy the harvest and vin- 
tage withered on the ground." 

It is likely that, from this date onward, Europe was never 
really free from plague. But however constantly present in small 
and scattered foci, it does not again become historically promi- 
nent until the fourteenth century, when the epidemic wave 
known as the Black Death spread slowly from the East — whether 
from Russia or as some say from China — and finally submerged 
the whole face of Europe, lasting with intermissions for twenty 
years. The evidence is not enough to determine whether the 
Black Death was the plague alone or whether other agents 
joined in the invasion, but certainly of all the recorded epi- 
demics this was the most far-reaching and destructive. It must 
again be admitted that all the recorded epidemics this was the 
most far-reaching and destructive. It must again be admitted 
that all calculations of the loss of life are speculative, but the 
estimates are their own commentary. Hecker holds that twenty- 
five million persons died in the whole of the epidemics, or one- 
quarter of the population. In the light of the better-known facts 
of the fatality of the plagues of London and Bombay, even these 
colossal figures do not surpass belief. This catacylsmic visita- 
tion tends to dwarf the proportions to which the plague attained 
during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but the whole of 
western Europe was impartially attacked at various times during 
this interval. For instance, in 1499 things were bad enough in 
England to drive Henry VII to Calais, while in 1563 people 
were dying of the disease in London at the rate of a thousand a 
week. With the seventeenth century, we come to surer ground. 
The contemporary records of the Plague of London in 1665 are. 
as is well known, adequate to the formation of a just opinion on 
the character and effects of the disease in a crowded and in- 
sanitary city. From the laconic notices of Evelyn and Pepys, 
we gather a good idea of the general alarm, of the extraordinary 

exodus from London, and of the total dislocation of business, 
both public and private: for the Court, Parliament and judges 
all sought safety in flight, though the Lord Mayor and civic au- 
thorities, to their lasting honor, stood to their posts. Here is 
Pepys : 

"June 7th — The hottest day that ever I felt in my life. This 
day I did in Drury Lane see two or three houses marked with a 
red cross upon the doors and 'Lord have mercy upon us' writ 

"June Hist, — I find all the town almost going out of town, 
the coaches and wagons being full of people going into the coun- 

"July Sd — The season growing so sickly that it is much to be 
feared how a man can escape. 

"July 13th — Above '00 died of the plague this week. 

"August 16th — Lord! how sad a sight it is to see the streets 
empty of people, and very few upon the 'Change. Jealous of 
every door that one sees shut up lest it should be the plague, and 
about us two shops in three, if not more, generally shut up. 

"August Jlst — The plague above 6,000. 

"September 1th — Sent for the weekly bill and find 8,252 dead 
in all, and of them fi,!L6 of the plague. 

"November 19th — The plague — Blessed be God — is decreased 
-100, making the whole this week but 1,300 and odd." 

And so onward grateful records of the abatement of the mal- 
ady. But it is to Defoe's well known "Journal of the Plague 
fear" that we owe our most vivid impressions of that dreadful 
lime. Apoehryphal as it is, the author being but four years old 
at the date of the events with which he purports to deal from 
actual experience, there is no need to doubt the general truth of 
his story, however much we need to discount some of the more 
lurid passages. A charitable judgment is particularly called 
for because it is difficult in these days, when the large facts of 
bacteriology are common knowledge, to reconstruct the frame 
of mind in which a generation, grossly superstitious and unforti- 
fied by scientific facts, received the shock of such a visitation. 
If this, and the innumerable superstitions current to this day, 
be kept duly in mind, it is easy enough to believe that to the 
masses of London, as to the Romans of the sixth century, the 
plague was a supernatural manifestation, an index of divine dis- 
pleasure and the vengeance of an outraged deity. It is rnon than 
possible that the philosophy of our own times might not be proof 
against vain imaginings were we attacked to-morrow by a pes- 
tilence as inveterate and incomprehensible as was the plague 
in its victims of that day. Be that as it may, it is likely enough 
that then at all events portents, as Defoe tells us, found a ready 
acceptance and did not little to swell the general consternation. 
"In the first place a blazing star or comet appear'd for several 
months before the plague, as there did the year after another, a 
little before the fire; the old women, and phlegmatic hypo- 
chrondriac part of the other sex, who I could almost call old 
women, too, remark'd (especially afterwards, tho' not till both 
those judgments were over), that those two comets pass'd 
directly over the city, and that it was plain they imported some- 
thing peculiar to the city alone * * I saw both these stars; and 
1 must confess, had so much of the common notion of such 
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rannere and warnings of God's judgments." In such an atmos- 
phere of alarm the charlatan finds his element. Astrologers and 

interpreters of dreams found an eager hearing, while the rioting 
imaginations of unstable people created terrifying apparitions 
and phantoms from the clouds, all I'orehoding desolation. 

But, however the ignorant masses regarded the onslaught of 
the plague, there were many upon whom the facts of their own 
sad experience urged the existence of some material agency in 
the production of the disorder. Defoe may be taken to reflect 
the educated opinion of his time when he writes as follows: "I 
cannot but with some wonder find some people, now the contagion 
is over, talk of its being an immediate stroke from heaven with- 
out the agency of means, having commission to strike this and 
that particular person and none other; which I look upon with 
contempt as the effect of manifest ignorance and enthusiasm; 
likewise the opinions of others who talk of infection being carried 
on by the air only, by carrying with it vast numbers of insects 
and invisible creatures, who enter into the body with the breath, 
or even at the pores with the air, and there generate or emit most 
acute poisons or poisonous ovae or eggs, which mingle themselves 
with the blood and so infect the body; a discourse full of learned 
simplicity, and manifested to be so by universal experience." 
We have italicized this "simple" dictum because it expresses with 
wonderful accuracy the since discovered natural history of the 

The eighteenth century marked the final disappearance of the 
plague from England. Thenceforward it becomes a most strictly 
Eastern curse, with the exception that in 1720 a severe epidemic 
raged in France, especially in Marseilles and Toulon. Of late 
years we have seen the plague, after more than a century of rela- 
tive quiescence, emerge in as virulent a shape as ever, though 
the precautions of Western races have sufficed to secure their 
own safety. Commencing in Hong-Kong in 1894, a wave of 
the disease spread over the East. The severity of this epidemic 
may be judged from the fact that more than a quarter of a mil- 
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four years. The epidemic in Hong-Kong led to the discovery 
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■ bacteriology of the disease has been placed upon a secure footing. 
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smallpox. Such a vaccine was prepared by Haffkine and has 
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About ten minutes before two o'clock the boys sauntered down 
the sleepy main street of the little town in the direction of the 
polytechnic school. There was only a year's difference in age, 
both wore caps and carried their school books. There the like- 
ness between them ceased. Hans was the younger and was in 
many ways superior to the other. His figure was slendered and 
more sinewy, but otherwise he was his friend's most humble and 
obedient servr nt. 

Sanders, the elder of the two, carried in his school-bag a sort 
of juggler's device which not one of his schoolmates had ever 
been able to ferret out, also a lead pencil box of seven different 
colors, and a piece of red chalk. He had read Sherlock Holmes 
many times from A to Z, and had even seen it on the stage. In 
consequence he loved mysterious exploits and startling, explosive 
effects. He was always ready to perform inexplicable feats, be- 
cause it gave him pleasure to hear other people say that they did 
not know how to explain the matter. He possessed the power 
of imagination, and imagination can make either a coward or 
a poet of a boy, a liar of a general. 

Sanders knit his brow as they walked down the street. He 
was lost in deep thought. 

Hans repeated the while over and over again the words which 
in the next quarter of an hour he must learn at all hazards: 
"Two triangles are similar, if two sides in one are proportional 
to two sides in the other, and if the angles contained by these 
sides are equal." 

He was just about to begin again when Sanders gave him a 
poke in the ribs and said with great earnestness : 

"S. Q. P." 

It was the stipulated signal of awful significance. "S. Q. P.'' 
meant "Sauve qui peut" C'Save yourself who can.") As soon as 
he heard these words he must run as fast as his legs would cany 
him to the hollow tree that stood near the playground outside 
the city, without hesitation, at any hour of the day from what- 
ever place he might happen to be. Otherwise he was in danger 
of losing the friendship and guidance of Sanders and of never 
again being initiated into the many mysteries in which Sanders 
was enveloped. 

To-day, as always, Hans thrust to one side all further thought 
of geometry and afternoon school. The mystical call had sounded 
and he had but to obey. He started forth as quickly as he could 
run, and Sanders, who was somewhat fatter and clumsier, had 
great trouble in keeping up with him. 

"Halt I" cried Sanders suddenly. Hans obediently stopped 
still. It never occurred to him that Sanders had perhaps called 
a halt because he was out of breath and could run no longer. 

"In there," commanded Sanders. "Lie down on your stomach 
and do not move." 

The hiding place happened to be behind the open door of a 
large coalyard. Joy beamed from the eyes of the younger boy. 
The excitement pleased him. The question why he had not at- 
tended school that afternoon would probably arise later, but 
for the moment the thought was sufficient that every hour has 
its own calamity. 

They remained hidden there for three full minutes without 
uttering a word. Suddenly Sanders sprang up. "Come!" said 
lie. "The danger is no longer at hand. I had luck to-day to find 
this hiding place at just the right moment." 

Some one was just coming down the street, whose path we do 
, not dare to cross. But now all is well again. We have not been 
observed." Hans was proud in the consciousness of not having 
been observed. The thrill of the adventure was beginning. He 
dared a second question, this time concerning the excuse they 
would have to invent to explain their absence from school. 

"1 cannot be worried with such things now," replied Sanders, 
contemptuously wrinkling his nose. "I did not give you the sig- 
nal without the most urgent reason for it. We can go a little 
more slowly now, if you wish it. The land is safe for the present. 
Perhaps later we shall have to do some more running." 

The playground seemed entirely forsaken and deserted. Only 
a few nursery-maids sat with their charges on a bench. The two 
adventurers stood still under a certain tree. They took off their 
school bags. In obedience to the command of his friend. Hans 

climbed up the tree and hid them in its hollow trunk. Also he 
obeyed the command to follow the example of his leader and to 
wear his cap turned inside out. 

"What shall we do now ?" asked Hans. 

Sanders had merely followed an impulse of the moment when 
he had given the signal. He had not thought out any further 
plans. "Do you think," said he mysteriously, "that you could 
play detective for a while? Follow some one without being 

Hans replied modestly that he would like to try. 

"Very well," spoke Sanders. "Hide, then, in that bush over 
yonder. When you hear me whistle you will step forth and fol- 
low the person pointed out to you by me. I shall merely point 
with my finger, for such things must be done by means of signs 
and not through words. Afterwards you must come back here 
to report to me." 

Hans obediently hid himself. Sanders looked up and down 
the street. He was looking for an interesting object for his de- 
tective. At last it appeared in the form of a pretty, graceful 
girl of about twenty. Sanders whistled shortly but loudly. 

In the twinkling of an eye Hans had slipped out from the busli 
and was following the girl. His effort not to be discovered was 
so dramatic and so complicated that it attracted the attention ol 
the nursery maids in the vicinity. One of them thought he was 
a little bit crazy because he wore his cap turned inside out. An- 
other thought he was playing wild Indian or negro. Fortunately 
Hans did not hear these humiliating criticisms. The young 
girl passed the playground and walked on toward the town. Hans 

Sanders remained sitting at the foot of the hollow oak.. He 
drew from his vest pocket the stump of a cigarette and lighted it. 
In the interest of public morality, one of the nurses began to 
scold him, saying that so young a boy had no right to smoke. He 
told her to go to the devil and then ran, for fear she would tell 
on him. When he returned to his place at the foot of the oak he 
saw Hans also appearing in the distance. Hans was running, 
and had something in his hand. His whole being breathed tri- 
umph and excitement. 

"I have it!" said he, throwing himself down upon the grass 
by the side of his leader. "But how could vou have known that 
she would let it fall?" 

"What difference does that make to you?" replied Sanders 
bruskly. "Let me see the thing for a minute." 

Without the slightest sign of surprise he took the pocketbook 

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from his Friend's hand. Evidently the fates fell graciously dis- 
posed toward him, and he did not dare to lei such :i chance slip 
by. He counted the contents of the pocket-hook — ninety-eight 
marks and twenty pfennig. 

"That makes forty-nine marks and ten pfennig for each of 
us," said Hans, full of satisfaction. 

This thought had also entered Sanders' head immediately, but, 
as leader, he was compelled to reject it as soon as he discovered 
it was not original with him. 

"Do you think so?" he replied grimly. '''Was it, indeed, you 
who knew that we would find something here this afternoon? Was 
it yon who knew what we had to do to get the money ?" 

"I did not say that," returned Hans dejectedly. "Of course, 
you are the master here, and you command in this game." 

It annoyed Sanders to hear this pretty mystery called a game. 
Bruskly he demanded: "Tell me, rather, what further news you 
have discovered. Where does the girl live?" 

"I don't know. As soon as she dropped the pocketbook I 

picked it up and ran. I thought that was what I ought to do." 

"I meant what I said, and I told you to follow her. That is 

what, you ought to have done. You have upset all of my plans. 

Do you see a policeman anywhere?" 

Hans looked sharply in all directions. Then he threw himself 
full-length upon the ground and pressed his ear to the earth. 
Possibly an unnecessary proceeding and rather insulting to the 
head of a. policeman, but undoubtedly very Indian-like and Sher- 
lock Holmesish. Hans declared that no enemy was in the neigh- 

"So much the better for you," replied Sanders darkly. "If 
a policeman had caught you with this pocketbook, you would have 
got at least twenty-eight years in the penitentiary." 

"Nonsense !" cried Hans. "Why ? 'Stolen, stolen, give again ; 
found, found, keep then!'" 

"But when you yourself see the person lose his money? I 
believe the law in Germany is different. If you know who has 
lost it, you must give it hack." 

"Maybe so !"' replied Hans almost dolefully. "Only I can't 
understand where you learn all these things." 

"You have no time now to worry yourself about such trifles as 
that. There is but one thing for us to do, and we must lose no 
lime in doing it. Have you a knife?" 

"Yes." answered Hans, drawing it from his pocket. 
"Don't take it out hen 1 . The sun shines on the steel and it 
shimmers in the far distance — and we do not know who may be 
upon our trail. Hide as quickly as you can in that bush over 
there. I shall follow." 

Under the sure cover of the thick hazel-nut shrubbery Hans 
drew the knife a second time from his pocket. 'Sanders cut a 
piece of turf, and lifting it up. laid the pocketbook beneath. He 
I hen pel the turf again in its place and strewed sand over it to 
conceal all traces of their work. Han's heart grew Lighter; the 
affair was beginning to be interesting once more. Sanders con- 
sulted the compass on his watch-chain. 

"Why do you do thai?" asked Hans curiously. 
"North-northeast." said Sanders. "That's the direction. \"\\ 
then, the distance. Count very carefully the number <>l Bteps 
from the hidden treasure to the hollow oak." 

Hans conscientiously performed his task anil returned with 
the information that he had counted thirty-seven steps and a little 
bit over. "We might say thirty-seven and a half." 

"Very well." sai.' Sanders. "Let us say thirty-seven and a 
half. South-southwest." 

Hans was guilty of a critical observation. "A little while ago 

••(if course I -aid that. It depends upon whether you arc 

standing here by the bush or there by the hollow oak." 

"Aha!" exclaimed Hans, not altogether convinced. "And 

what now;" 

Sanders pondered for a moment. "Von might go Bomewhere 
near the church. But don't walk through town. Take -'me of 
the roundabout ways 01 ity. H' any one tries to 

speak to von. S. Q. P. When you have once got to the church, 
wait for inc. Perhaps 1 shall be there in a few moments, po 
blv it will be several hours. If I am not there toward evening, 
you need not expo, ne any more alive, and yon may go 


Hans has unbounded trust in his leader and he obeyed these 

amands without the slightest hesitation. Sanders remained 

alone in the hazel-nut bush. He did not vet know what he would 


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do. He was considering the matter. But he did not have long 
to wait. The graceful, pretty-looking girl appeared, slowly re- 
tracing her steps, her eyes rigidly fixed upon the ground. San- 
ders guessed immediately that she was looking for her pocket- 
book. He forsook his hiding place and came up behind her. 

Politely lifting his cap in the air he said : "Excuse me, are you 
looking for a pocketbook?" 

"Yes," replied the girl, breathing a sigh of relief. "Have you, 
by any chance, found it?" 
' "No, I have not." 

"But you have it ?" 

"No, but I might be able to find it." 

"How? Why? What do you mean?" 

"Perhaps you noticed as you crossed the playground that three 
men were following you?" asked Sanders. The girl looked at 
him full of amazement, and Sanders felt flattered. 

"No," said she ; "I noticed nothing. I don't believe I even 
looked behind me." 

"Oh, yes!" replied Sanders, with decision. "One of them — I 
think he must have been the leader of the gang — looked like a 
Spaniard." The astonishment which up to this time hail been 
displayed upon the girl's fare gave way to a droll curiosity. 
Sanders continued calmly: "In the same moment that you 
dropped your poekelbook this man rushed up toward it. A fierce 
battle ensued, for the question arose as to bow the money should 
be divided. They could not come to an agreement, and, having 
other plans on hand for the time being, they determined to bury 
the pocketbook and to divide the spoil later. In consequence of 
certain facts which have been made known to me, I observed these 
men very closely at the time. They went up to that hazelnut 
bush over there aiid I do not doubt that they buried the money 
under it. We shall see at once." 

"But you are the most extraordinary boy I have ever seen !" 
cried the girl. "Have you invented all that by yourself?" 

"We shall see at once," replied Sanders, with dignity. "If I 
have invented it, your pocketbook will not be there. But if we 
find it hidden under the hazelnut bush, you will know that I 
speak the truth." 

As they came near to the bush, Sanders looked searchingly in 
every direction. Then, examining the ground, he asked sud- 
denly : 

"Do you see a place where the earth has been freshly dug up?" 

"No," I really don't." 

"That is because you are not accustomed to such work. Look 
at this line of dust — and at this one, too. They are much too 
straight to be there by chance. I should imagine that the 
ground has been removed here and that something lies concealed 
beneath it." lie got down upon his hands and knees and found 
his prophecy to be absolutely correct. He opened the cut with 
his fingers, raised up the piece of turf, drew forth the pocket- 
book and handed it triumphantly to the girl, who immediately 
examined the contents. 

"That is simply wonderful !" cried the girl enthusiastically. 
"I can't understand it. And the money is all there, every pfen- 
nig of it. Now that you have got back my pocketbook for me, I 

don't know how I shall thank you enough. Perhaps " she 

hesitated, but a small boy certainly could not be offended — "per- 
haps you will let me give you one of these gold pieces? Will you 
accept it as ;i loken of my gratitude for your intelligence?" 

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cept monev for such things. I do it because it gives me pleas- 

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fellow I ever saw. But one thing I hope you will let me do — I 
want to give you a kiss." 

She immediately carried her design into execution. Sanders 
was by no means a youth who had been spoiled through much 
kissing, and this kiss became the great triumph of the day to 
him. He only regretted that his faithful comrade and vassal 
had not been witness to the deed. Besides all this, the girl told 
him that she was Fraulein Meinhaf, and that she would expect 
linn to call on her some afternoon. She gave him her visiting 
card that he might not forget her address. 

"What is your name?" she asked. 

"Nemo!" answered Saunders, who had not read Jules Verne 
in vain. 

"I shall tell my family all about Nemo," said the girl laugh- 
ingly, "but you really must call on us sometime. And many 
thanks indeed. Good-bye, Nemo." 

Sanders, also called Nemo, hastened toward the church. There 
he found the entire polytechnic school gathered; among them 
Hans, who was awaiting him. 

"Listen," said he to Sanders, "we are in luck ! The old man 
gave us a holiday this afternoon on account of the heat, so we 
shan't be punished after all. Did you know anything about it?" 

Sanders shrugged his shoulders. "I could have found it out 
if it had been of any importance to me. But when I have this 
sort of work to do, I cannot be disturbed with other things. Now 
I have done what you ought to have done and did not do. I pur- 
sued that girl and tracked her down, and under certain conditions 
which T prescribed and she accepted, I gave the pocketbook back 
to her." 

"How much did she give you ?" asked Hans, eagerly. 

"I did not allow her to offer me anything. If you doubt my 
word " 

"Oh, I don't doubt it at all !" cried Hans. 

"If you doubt my word," continued Sanders, "take this card 
and call on her in her home. Say it was Nemo who sent you, 
and ask whether the pocketbook has not been returned." 

"I can't understand," said Hans, "where you find out all these 
things !" 

"Certainly not, and you will never be able to understand," re- 
plied Sanders, complacently. 

"Is it all over now?" 

"As far as you are concerned, il is all over. You may play 
now with the others, if you desire it. But on your way home, 
don't forget our school-bags oul there on the oak tree." 

"Aren't you coming along?" asked Hans. 

"Impossible!" declared Sanders. "Before the sun goes down 
I have another task to perform Ear more mysterious than the 

lirsl ; and this one 1 musi perform alone." 

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